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Let The Certified Team Restore Your Miramar Beach Home After A Fire

1/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Let The Certified Team Restore Your Miramar Beach Home After A Fire Our certified experts will restore your home after fire and smoke damage, call SERVPRO first.

Charred Structures Plus Smoke and Soot Stains Damage a Miramar Beach Home after a Fire

Burning is only one way homes in the Miramar Beach area become damaged during a fire. Other things happen during a blaze that add to the ruination of a dwelling. SERVPRO can help get everything cleaned up and made “Like it never even happened” again.

Restoring fire damage in your Miramar Beach house so your family can move back in means mitigating the damage from fire, smoke, soot, and water – with these last three capable of leaving stains or worse on otherwise undamaged surfaces.

As the fire inside your home burns, smoke travels to all corners of your home, and while the majority of the smoke follows the path of least resistance, smoke also fills every corner and area in your home. As it travels, this smoke adheres to heated walls, especially above windows and doors, as well as around any ventilation holes made by the fire department.

Without quick cleaning away of the soot particles stuck to these areas, staining becomes permanent. Repainting requires scraping away of the paint or heavy application of sealers and primers. We use cleaning agents that remove the soot and leaves the area free of grime and eliminating the stain. The sooner we begin, the easier it is for us to achieve the results you want.

The water used by the fire department acts a lot like the smoke as soon as it turns to steam. Steam can also carry particles from burning items inside your home and once in contact with surfaces, these substances make a stain. These stains permeate deeper than those caused by smoke and may require additional work to get your home looking nice again. We need to dry these areas in addition to cleaning them. An early start can allow us enough time to save these areas from swelling, which requires the installation of new, unmarred materials.

SERVPRO's IICRC-certified employees work together in teams to ensure complete mitigation of fire damage throughout your entire home. After a fire, it is equally vital that we restore dry conditions as it is to remove burned items and remove the soot that clings to surfaces. We also pay close attention to the odors that now plague your home, and discuss with you the different methods we can use to make things smell like they should again. Our specialists are experts in turning a heavily damaged house back into the home your family knows and loves.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties is ready for any disaster, day or night, every day of the year. Call us at (850) 267-0746 after fire damages your Freeport, Crestview, or Seagrove home.

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How SERVPRO Uses Heat to Help Dry Water Damage in Santa Rosa

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How SERVPRO Uses Heat to Help Dry Water Damage in Santa Rosa Call SERVPRO to dry your water damaged hardwood floors.

Why SERVPRO Uses Heat During Water Removal Jobs in Santa Rosa Beach

Many times when a home in Santa Rosa Beach sustains an incident involving water, different materials become soaked and retain that water. SERVPRO trains their employees so they can quickly get homes wholly dried out and protected from secondary water issues including microbial infestations and the development of unwanted odors.  

The many varied components of a home in Santa Rosa Beach is why SERVPRO uses heat with water removal equipment. Drywall, if our work begins soon enough after the event, can become dry again with little permanent damage. Other materials inside your home have different rates of absorption than drywall.  

Brick, for instance, is porous, and after absorbing water, tends to hold it inside its tiny openings more tightly than drywall. This tendency to hold onto moisture, plus the capillary action that drew the water deep inside the brick's interior, makes drying brick a longer process than many other things in the home.

Heated air directed at the bricks in your home can help get them dry faster than room temperature air that passes over the surface. The water held by most materials does not remain stagnant but continually moves toward drier sections. Seeking equilibrium like this happens in almost all materials. When warm, dry air can substitute for drier brick, the moisture passes more readily into the air, where we can then capture it and remove it with our desiccant machines.  

Removing water trapped below wooden floors requires a more gentle heat and constant supervision with both infrared thermal imaging devices and moisture reading equipment. Drying natural wood too quickly can result in warping, so we document the progress from start to finish. We also might use weights to help boards dry more correctly, as well, but we can often achieve the results we want without doing so. Many times, however, we need to remove a few boards to better reach the moisture underneath the rest of the floor with the dry air that we want to circulate and pull moisture out of the area.  

Water removal that happens quickly can help protect your home from developing problems with microbial infestations, staining of walls and ceilings, warped doors and windows, and unpleasant odors. However, if any of these situations do arise, SERVPRO has specialists who can help make any necessary repairs.  

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties has water removal equipment that addresses issues involving standing water, moisture-laden materials, and secondary issues that arise from these situations. Call us at (850) 267-0746, so we can help get your home restored “Like it never even happened.”

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Some Warning Signs of Possible Secondary Damages After Water Damage in Your Miramar Beach Home

12/23/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Some Warning Signs of Possible Secondary Damages After Water Damage in Your Miramar Beach Home Whether water damage affects your basement or a bedroom, water removal is essential. Contact our SERVPRO team for an assessment.

Mitigating Loss and Guarding Against Future Damages During Water Cleanup in Miramar Beach

When water travels, it absorbs materials and chemicals. These materials and chemicals can quickly become a health problem if they contain pathogens or are potentially toxic. In most cases, the contents of the water are relatively benign, although they still contain microbes and fungi spores that could spread around your home. Professional service can limit the impact of unpleasant odors or microbes after a spill.

Properties that require water cleanup in Miramar Beach rely on a fast response to ensure no unnecessary damage is caused. They also need to be treated with a two-step approach — the first step is to mitigate the loss, the second to guard against future issues. SERVPRO uses IICRC certificate holders who have training in multiple areas of restoration. This ensures we are able to clear away damages correctly and prevent secondary damages occurring months down the line.

Remediating a personal property requires care and attention to detail. Fabrics, for example, can become up to 50% weaker when wet. That means applying a one-size-fits-all approach to restoration can cause further damage to your possessions. Here at SERVPRO, we take every case as it comes. Carpeted properties benefit from the use of portable extractor wands to remove moisture without damaging the fabrics underneath.

We know that fabrics can be expensive. That is why we work toward a restore over replace method. Running an extractor over the affected area several times may be more time-consuming but is also more cost efficient for our customers. We are happy to take the time we need to ensure our work is as beneficial to you as it can be.

SERVPRO water technicians frequently have cross training in mold assessment and remediation meaning they can apply a wealth of restoration expertise to each job. Carpets removal is common in water cleanup, but thoroughly treating both sides of the carpet with anti-microbial chemicals to limit mold growth is rare. At SERVPRO we are always looking to complete a job correctly rather than quickly, which is why we have such a strong reputation in this community.
 
To thoroughly restore your property, contact SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa / Walton / Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746.

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When a Washing Machine Hoses Your Miramar Beach Property

12/14/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When a Washing Machine Hoses Your Miramar Beach Property Appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers are frequent causes of water loss events. Call SERVPRO to restore your home.

Why SERVPRO is the Right Choice for Water Removal Services in Your Miramar Beach Home

When you experience a water damage emergency in your Miramar Beach home from a malfunctioning washing machine, you have a big mess on your hands that needs immediate attention. The longer the water sits, the more damage is possible, including the growth of bacteria and mold.  

When situations require water removal services for your Miramar Beach property, you want to call a professional company who won’t waste time getting to you. At SERVPRO, we not only are available to help you any day, 24 hours a day, but we also have the knowledge and equipment needed to get the job done thoroughly and in a timely fashion. You can easily see why SERVPRO is the right choice for water damage remediation.  

The first method to remove moisture from your structure is to extract any standing water. We utilize various tools to remove water from flooring. SERVPRO staff use extractors to remove water from floors. Most have three major components which include a heater, pump, and vacuum system. When carpeting and upholstery are affected, all three components are in use. For water damage mitigation, we use just the vacuum.  

We also have the use of truck-mounted or portable extractors. We can carry the portable device into your home, and it allows us to access area which is restricted. Extractors which are truck mounted have the same components, but are more powerful and have power sources of their own. They are designed to be efficient for water removal and restorative cleaning.  

The industry rates the strength of a pump in terms of volume and lift capacity. If the standing water is over two inches deep, we use a submersible pump with adequate volume and lift capacities. Water is pumped directly into a treated sewer, such as a toilet. We cannot use a pump with water contaminated with solid materials.  

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties can be counted on to clean up your home in Crestview, Inlet Beach, or Alys Beach after a water damage emergency. Just reach out to us by dialing (850) 267-0746, and we can help you get your home back to the way it was.

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Some Steps Towards Santa Rosa Beach Water Damage Remediation Success

12/6/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Some Steps Towards Santa Rosa Beach Water Damage Remediation Success When water damage affects your home, whether from outside or inside sources, contact SERVPRO for effective water removal and remediation.

Restorative Actions Necessary After Water Damage in Santa Rosa Beach

When water from clean sources such as plumbing lines or household equipment spills into a home, it is not likely to contaminate the affected areas. However, it still leaves debris and can cause stains thus necessitating thorough cleaning after the incident. With our IICRC certified restoration services, we can help you deal with the damage "Like it never even happened."
 
The carpet is most likely to be affected during cases of water damage in Santa Rosa Beach because no matter where the leak starts, the water ends up on the ground. Besides, a wider range of problems affects carpets compared to other floor materials such as wood. Some of these problems include soiling, staining, stretching and delaminating. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate the issue and take the correct measures. For example, we remove any materials such as area rugs immediately we arrive at your property to prevent staining. In case, stains have already formed, we start the removal process when still wet.
 
Restorative cleaning is necessary and depends on the kind of surface and the type of soiling. Pressure washing is usually sufficient on hard surfaces. For carpeted areas, a combination of techniques might be necessary considering its porous nature that leads to absorption of some of the debris that soils it. Mold also develops easily on carpets after extended exposure to high moisture levels. Since the water extractors that we use have heating capabilities, our SERVPRO technicians can perform thorough cleaning on affected carpets. We also treat the carpet and floor with an EPA-registered disinfectant inhibiting microbial growth and preventing bad odor.
 
Cleaning is a significant part of any restoration, but the job is not complete if the property is not dried to preloss levels. While most of the property is easy to dry using air movers and dehumidifiers, wall cavities and other hidden areas can be stubborn. You might notice slight wicking of water near the baseboards. However, it is not an automatic sign of water trapped in the walls. Our SERVPRO technicians remove the baseboard, and if there is water inside, we drill 1½-inch holes between each stand then connect a wall venting system to air movers drying off all the excess moisture.
 
Restoring water-damaged property can be hectic. Call SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746 to assist you. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Use Our Expertise to Finally Get Control of the Mold and Moisture Situation in Your Gym

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Use Our Expertise to Finally Get Control of the Mold and Moisture Situation in Your Gym When the locker room still smells musty even after it has been cleaned or you see patches of mold, it is time to contact SERVPRO for remediation.

Finding Commercial Mold Damage in Your Santa Rosa Beach Gym Requires Professional Remediation

While cleaning your gym's locker and shower facilities in Santa Rosa Beach is a regular occurrence, discovering substantial amounts of microbial growth should raise concerns. Small amounts are quite reasonable and easily removed. A long weekend of closure and an absence of cleaning during a holiday does not mean that microbes also enjoyed a vacation.
 
Gyms and other locations where showering takes place, including private pools, can experience substantial problems with commercial mold damage in Santa Rosa Beach. SERVPRO technicians know highly effective methods in which to get this situation back under control. Returning the microbial population to a healthy state takes specialized equipment.
 
Sandblasting is effective at removing rust from corroded metal pieces, and we use a similar technique to remove mold. Dry ice pellets work in two ways to rid an area of mold growth. It is extremely cold and freezes the mold particles and their spores on contact, killing the mold and rendering the spores unable to spread. The impact of the dry ice pellets also removes the mold from the surfaces we work on during the remediation. Once removed, we vacuum them up with HEPA filtered vacuums. These contain the mold and the spores, keeping them safely away from uncontaminated areas of your facility.
 
Mold can grow almost anywhere, including painted concrete. We treat the same areas that experienced mold damage with select microbial inhibitors, specially chosen for their effectiveness and safety. We can explain to you or your employees about different cleansers that effectively help to prevent mold from reappearing.
 
Because mold needs moisture to grow, shower rooms often succumb to mold damage. Keeping it under control requires regular cleaning. If needed, we can treat the area on a schedule that works for you. Preventing mold growth is often much less costly than remediation of mold damage. We can discuss options that help prevent its recurrence.
 
SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties provides professional mold damage remediation services to all types of businesses in Sandestin, Watercolors, and Seagrove. We are experienced in working alongside our customers' employees, as well as around their clients. Call us for skilled remediation services at (850) 267-0746, day or night, year round.

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Santa Rosa Beach Receives Professional and Empathetic Trauma Scene Cleanup from SERVPRO--We Promise

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Santa Rosa Beach Receives Professional and Empathetic Trauma Scene Cleanup from SERVPRO--We Promise Santa Rosa Beach Homeowners Can Get Sympathetic Cleanup after a Crime or Trauma Event from SERVPRO

Professional Cleanup for Trauma Scenes in Santa Rosa Beach Homes

Crimes scenes and traumatic events that impact your Santa Rosa Beach home require professional restoration techniques and sensitive and compassionate technicians to overcome. We understand how important it is to move on from whatever situation has occurred, and the only way to do this is to return the property to its original condition quickly.

The harm to a family member or crime scenes are often the most common trauma scene cleanup situations in Santa Rosa Beach residences. Our SERVPRO technicians have extensive training in premiere cleaning techniques and safe practices to ensure that our team gets protected from potential biohazards that exist and that the problem does not persist within the property once we have implemented our industry-leading equipment to resolve the effects.

As with any situation that results in the need for trauma cleanup, the safety of the occupants of the house and our SERVPRO professionals is paramount. We have training in the use of personal protective equipment such as full-face respirators and Tyvek suits to prevent contamination as we focus our efforts on cleaning, disinfecting, deodorizing, and reconstructing your home where needed.

Our premier cleaning services can preserve the contents and materials of your house from unnecessary tear out. Deep penetrating cleaning equipment for carpeting can remove set-in stains and soils at the base of the fibers and even into the padding beneath it. Blood-borne pathogens and the staining from bodily fluids pose a challenge which we can overcome to restore a semblance of cleanliness. Why choosing SERVPRO is illustrated by our true caring for or neighbors. Deodorization is often another critical step in recovering a home following a traumatic event, and our thermal fogging equipment can affect broad open areas with a neutralizing compound, but it is also safe for direct use on clothing, carpets, furniture, and other soft materials.

A trauma within your home or property can be difficult to move on from without a skilled professional restoration to make the situation “Like it never even happened.” You can count on our SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties to offer comprehensive care for your property in a sensitive time. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (850) 267-0746.

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Don't Overlook Mold in Your Miramar Beach Commercial Property

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Don't Overlook Mold in Your Miramar Beach Commercial Property Damp and humid conditions create a breeding ground for mold. Call SERVPRO to eliminate mold at its source.

Miramar Business Owners: Commercial Mold Damage gets Worse the Longer you Leave it

Keeping an eye on your commercial property is an often overlooked aspect of business ownership. With hundreds of things to look out for (revenues, profits, staff, and customers) it is easy for general wear and tears to become problematic. None more so than with mold which tends to appear and rapidly proliferate in a small time; often unnoticed except for that tell-tale musty odor.

It can be tempting to avoid dealing with commercial mold damage in Miramar, especially in the city's older properties. However, hoping it goes away by itself is wishful thinking. SERVPRO is a fully licensed commercial restorer with IIRC certified technicians in odor control and mold assessment & remediation. We have years of experience dealing in small and large-scale commercial property restoration with the resources to get the job done effectively.

Mold grows when otherwise negligible mold spores come into contact with damp spots. In a moist, humid environment these spores grow into fungi, producing an unpleasant odor and becoming an eye-sore. The first step SERVPRO takes on arrival is to locate the source of moisture and shut it off. Failure to do so makes any remediation meaningless due to the high likelihood of mold returning after work is complete.

An effective removal method for mold is intense agitation using chemical and water-based cleaners. Without the proper preparation, agitation can cause mold spores to spread into otherwise unaffected areas of your property. We cordon off areas using physical barriers or negative air pressure to prevent that from happening.

Odor control technicians are trained to deal with commercial properties of all shapes and sizes. Usually, SERVPRO employs water-based foggers to clear your indoor air-quality and restore your business. In more severe cases we may bring in chemical foggers that neutralize odor or Ozone generators.

Our technicians are extensively trained to combat mold growth and can get your business back on track sooner than you might think. Call SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746 now.

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Fires are Stressful! Work With Professionals to Restore Your Watercolors Fire Damaged Home

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fires are Stressful!  Work With Professionals to Restore Your Watercolors Fire Damaged Home Small fires can lead to massive cleanup of smoke and soot residue.

Stress–Free Emergency Services to Attend to Fire Damage Incidents in Watercolors

The goal of fire damage restoration services is to prevent further damage and restore the customer's property using appropriate methods and equipment. The surfaces or items exposed to the soot have varied needs which force us to use several cleaning techniques. Before choosing a cleaning method, we have to determine whether the method can affect the surface or material in any manner. That means we cannot choose an aggressive cleaning method when it is likely to leave unwanted scratches on your Watercolors property.  

We categorize the smoke residues that a fire damage incident leaves on your Watercolors property as light, medium, or heavy. To clean non-oily light/medium residues, our SERVPRO technicians use dry cleaning procedures. Such methods are appropriate for removing surface dust. We do this by vacuuming and slightly wiping or brushing surfaces with the help of feather dusters.  

Wet cleaning procedures can remove moderate and heavy some fire and soot residues. We first pretest the area with the residues and determine the best cleaning agent to use. During the process, we saturate the surface with a cleaning agent and to loosen its bond with the particles and then wipe or wash away the detached residues. Spray and wipe is an example of a cleaning process where our SERVPRO technicians control the quantity of the cleaning product that we apply on surfaces.  

When the bond between the surfaces and the residues is so strong, we may opt to use an abrasive cleaning method. When using this cleaning method, our SERVPRO technicians apply a cleaning product on the surface and then use an abrasive material such as steel wool to scrub the area. The cleaning product should be in sufficient amounts to lubricate the surface and prevent scratching. We can also use this method when it is necessary to repaint surfaces once cleaning is complete.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties has professional restoration and cleaning solutions to attend to both residential and commercial needs. We have the equipment, resources, and training to restore your property to its earlier state. Call us at (850) 267-0746 at any time of the day when you need proven emergency solutions.

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What, Water Damage, Not Fire Damage in a Miramar Beach Candle Shop?

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What, Water Damage, Not Fire Damage in a Miramar Beach Candle Shop? No One Holds a Candle to SERVPRO for Water Loss Recovery in Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach Commercial Water Damage Services Can Save Your Candle Shop

Excess water from a pipe burst stands in the showroom of your candle shop. You had to close down due to the amount of water. We are trained professionals that can get your business back in full operation quickly. Allowing water to sit for more than 48 hours can cause further damages to your floors, walls, and foundation so contact us right away. Plus, moisture can cause mold growth, which can cause health effects.

SERVPRO in Miramar Beach offers reliable commercial water damage restoration services that can restore your building when possible. Our crew can use portable or truck-mounted extractors, wands or pumps to extract water fast. After they remove the water from the affected areas, they can begin to dry the structure. The team may employ air movers and axial fans to speed up the drying phase. Plus, they set dehumidifiers to reduce moisture by absorbing water vapor.
 
Our team may need to pack-out contents such as display cases, tables, candles, gift sets, candle holders, diffusers, incense to protect your merchandise from damages. This is done under extreme conditions and typically fast water extraction can reduce the need for more complex tasks. The techs itemize and categorize everything they remove from your store. Plus, they label and wrap all contents and store them safely on or off-site and return them after they finish the job. Also, our techs can use a bar-code system along with tagging to keep an accurate account of every item they pack-out from your shop. The use of bar-codes and tracking can also help with your insurance claim.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians are highly efficient and understand that your shop needs to be open for you to make money. You can expect them to work fast to get you back in business. We know that you are losing revenue when your store closes, and foot traffic may go elsewhere to purchase goods, so we strive to get the job done as soon as possible.
 
SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties commercial water damage services can return your candle shop to its preloss condition when possible. Call us 24/7 at (850) 267-0746. We can make it look "Like it never even happened."

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