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When Your Santa Rosa Home Experiences Water Damage, A Fast Response Is Vital!

3/20/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO When Your Santa Rosa Home Experiences Water Damage, A Fast Response Is Vital! We're always open to take your call.

Speedy Santa Rosa Flood Damage Remediation Services

Intense ocean-based storms that hit your home from the Gulf of Mexico can bring flood damage to your doorstep and leave you with very little time to react. Rushing flood waters broke a window in your Florida home, via the debris carried in the tide. Through that broken window, water was able to spill into your living room and soak the furniture, as well as the carpet, inside.

During this stage, it is vital for you to get professional help inside of your Santa Rosa home to combat the flood damage as soon as possible. Leaving excess moisture inside of your home can cause the wooden furniture to swell and blister as it absorbs the water. Furthermore, leaving moisture unchecked can lead to the development of mold damage, which can cause health effects. When you find water damage of any kind inside of your home, acting fast is the best remedy.

If you want to hire a cleanup and remediation company that is quick, effective, and customer-friendly, you need the experts at SERVPRO. We pride ourselves on our excellently trained IICRC-certified techs as well as our quick response time. At SERVPRO, we firmly believe in providing not just a remediation, but a service that leaves you feeling good about leaving your home in our hands.

The first thing SERVPRO can do upon arriving is to use extractors, wet/dry vacuums, and portable submersible pumps to remove the flood waters from inside of your home. Floods often carry contaminants in their waters, such as sewage, petroleum gas, other biomaterials, and chemicals. When waters from a flood bring these contaminants into your home, it is considered black water and is not safe for human contact. Furthermore, SERVPRO must throw away any carpets that have come in contact with black water, as they cannot be completely rid of harmful materials.

After removing the carpets in your living room, SERVPRO can focus on disinfecting the space. Once disinfected, we can use drying mats, axial fans, and air movers to reduce the moisture levels of your home. Once finished, we can return your home to you in its pre-flooded state.

Once flood waters have gotten inside of your home, waste no time. Speak with SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties by dialing (850) 267-0746. We're always open to take your call.

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SERVPRO Can Restore Your Water Damaged Miramar Furniture Store

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO Can Restore Your Water Damaged Miramar Furniture Store Keeping your business open while restoring the water damage is our top priority.

Commercial Water Damage Technicians in Miramar Talk About Final Cleaning Procedures

If a pipe ever breaks inside your Miramar furniture store, your building and your products could both be at risk. Any time excessive moisture gets into the interior of a structure, it is a good idea to call in a professional commercial water damage restoration company such as SERVPRO. Our crews have experience working with both residential and non-residential properties. We know that when a disaster occurs at your place of business, and we try to keep operations functioning as usual. When dealing with your company's building and other assets we take extra measures during the commercial water damage restoration process to make sure you can keep selling furniture.  

Our SERVPRO technicians know that retail locations like your furniture shop need to create a desirable ambiance to attract buyers. Before we finish and leave any commercial water damage project in Miramar, we return to the way it was before, "Like it never even happened." We know that when selling furniture, the store must be welcoming and resemble a cozy home. If any dust or foul odors remain after completing the restoration work, we take extra steps to clean the work area before we finalize the job. The final cleaning process we conduct generally involves cleaning and deodorization procedures.  

After all of the water damage restoration and reconstruction work is finalized we first go through and thoroughly clean dust from the building and your store's products. We then focus on cleaning any flooring including all of the carpet. If any upholstered items got wet, then we can use our carpet cleaning equipment to clean the fabric on the item. If mildew-like aromas still exist after the thorough cleaning, we can take further steps to deodorize your building.

Equipment like ultra-low volume foggers can get utilized to dispense pairing and masking agents that help both neutralize and cover up the foul odors. These foggers break the chemicals down into tiny particles that can penetrate deep into porous materials. Should you ever have a water leak occur inside your furniture store, call SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746 any day of the week.

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Mold Damage Remediation In Miramar

2/27/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Remediation In Miramar We are available 24/7 so don't hesitate, call us right away when you discover mold. The longer mold stays un attended to the more damage it does.

Mold Damage Can Hide in Unexpected Places Inside of Your Miramar Beach Home

Mold damage can grow whenever excessive moisture is present inside of your home for an extended period of time. Mold colonies can grow like this because mold spores are omnipresent. However, it is impossible to rid your home of them altogether so, instead, you must be diligent about making sure that no leaks are causing moisture to linger inside of your house.

However, accidents happen and you may find mold damage inside of your Miramar Beach home despite your best efforts. Mold colonies can grow where you least expect them, such as in cupboards, closets, behind bathtubs, and, in your case, in crawl spaces. Nevertheless, once you find mold damage inside of your home, it is imperative for you to get help as soon as possible. Leaving mold damage for an extended period only gives it more time to aid the decomposition of organic materials, such as the wooden framework of your home.

Finding mold is no reason to panic, as SERVPRO can always swiftly help. We constantly make it our top priority to drive to your residence as quickly as we possibly can, bringing along advanced technologies with us to combat the mold damage inside of your home. Upon arriving and inspecting the damage, our SERVPRO technicians can begin to work.

To begin the remediation process, SERVPRO can section off your crawl space from the rest of your home, so agitated mold spores cannot spread. The last thing we want is for contamination to spread throughout your home via your HVAC system or open doorways. From there, our SERVPRO technicians can suit up and then place an air scrubber in the crawlspace, to remove as many contaminated spores from the air as possible. Afterward, we can begin to disinfect and clean the mold damage.

Invasive techniques, such as cutting away the framework the mold is attached to, are not always necessary. It depends significantly on how advanced the mold colony is and how deep it has dug its roots into the surface it is attached to. Once the mold had been removed, we can spray an antifungal agent to prevent regrowth and then return your home to you, as if the damage never occurred.

Never delay getting help if you find mold damage on your property. Reach out to SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties by dialing (850) 267-0746. Night or day, we can keep the mold away.

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We Can Handle Any Fire Damage To Your Condo In Santa Rosa Beach

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage We Can Handle Any Fire Damage To Your Condo In Santa Rosa Beach Call our 24-hour service line at (850) 267-0746 for prompt, professional service from specialists who care.

When Overnight Guests Leave Your Condo With Fire Damage In Santa Rosa Beach

Having guests from out of town stay overnight is a great way to socialize and help someone enjoy the beautiful area around Santa Rosa Beach. While you do not expect to discover that your guests mistreated your residence during their stay, it does happen.

When your condo in Santa Rosa Beach contains fire damage in an area you spend little time in, it might seem unimportant at first. We want you to know that fire damage can cause health effects because of the soot, and also possibly place the rest of your residence at higher risk of future fires.

The soot that came from the fire and its smoke permeate everything nearby, and it does travel even after the fire no longer exists. When charred walls mar a room, this can also affect the electrical wiring. SERVPRO's professionals know how to get this taken care of so you do not need to worry about any of it any longer. We do this type of work regularly and can have your condo looking “Like it never even happened.”

When photo frames and other items look dirty from the soot, we can clean these, so they look new again. We also clean surfaces like dressers, windowsills, lamps, and many others. Some textiles need special laundering that we do at our site. However, most of the work we do is right in your home.

Our specialist partners can help make sure that electrical outlets function correctly, saving you the added expense of hiring an electrician separately. We only call our partners after inspecting for electrical damage and then discussing it with you. Our preliminary inspection can save you the trouble of an electrician's unnecessary service call.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties covers Alys Beach, Sandestin, and Seagrove, ensuring that residences in these locations receive fire damage mitigation services when needed. Call our 24-hour service line at (850) 267-0746 for prompt, professional service from specialists who care.

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We Are Here To Help When Your Shut Off Valve Causes Water Damage To Your Miramar Beach Home

2/14/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO We Are Here To Help When Your Shut Off Valve Causes Water Damage To Your Miramar Beach Home Give our SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties rapid response team a call 24/7!

Water Cleanup After Shut Off Valve Damage In Miramar Beach Homes

Shutoff valves are a vital component for the plumbing network running through your Miramar Beach home. Whenever a problem gets recognized within the system, this valve can help to stop water flow throughout the pipes so that the damaged area can get repaired without substantial water loss. As important as these valves are to the operation of your plumbing, they are not impervious to damage themselves, and hitting them or breaking them off of the main supply line to your home is easier to do than you might think.

The risk with damage like this, even if it does not completely separate the pipe, is constant leaking or flow that ultimately requires professional water cleanup for your Miramar Beach residence. Our SERVPRO professionals can appreciate the severity of this situation and respond quickly to the emergency. The crew is available 24/7 to address emergencies and disasters as they happen, offering effective mitigation tactics even amid the crisis.

With valve damage, there is no way to stop the flow of water into your home, so a fast response is vital to keep your restoration work to little more than repair and water cleanup. Our trained professionals arrive with effective drying equipment that can help to preserve exposed materials. With many of the shut-off valves placed in laundry areas or kitchens throughout the area, the threat of saturated materials from this incident is high.

Drying out the damaged elements can help prevent extensive tear out and reconstruction. Our SERVPRO rapid response team arrives with machines like our air movers and LGR dehumidifiers which can work to dry out exposed materials, structural elements, and contents of the affected areas quickly.

Accidents can damage your shut off valve for the plumbing in your home, but this does not have to be a devastating occurrence. Give our SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties rapid response team a call 24/7 at (850) 267-0746.

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Flood Damage Professionals You Can Count On In Miramar Beach

1/31/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Flood Damage Professionals You Can Count On In Miramar Beach  Our certified professionals have the right equipment to handle any type of disaster in your home.

Why SERVPRO is the Smart Choice for Flood Damage in Miramar Beach

Flooding can happen during any season in Miramar Beach, but there is a greater risk for flooding during hurricane season. Even so, heavy rainstorms can still create a flooding situation in the area and being aware of how floods occur and react is essential to keeping you and your family safe. 

If your Miramar home has flood damage and has suffered, you want the help of a professional remediation company right away. SERVPRO is always standing by ready to help you with expert training and tools. We efficiently get the water out and dry your home, while not wasting any time doing it, making it easy to see why SERVPRO is the best choice for flood damage restoration.

As rain continues to fall for several days, flooding can slowly happen. With this kind of flooding, it can take up to a week to develop and can cast for months before the waters recede. On the other hand, rapid-onset floods happen much faster, usually developing within days or even hours. These floods generally happen in areas with smaller watersheds that experience heavy rainfall, usually in urban areas and the water recedes after a few days.

As soon as the storms that caused flooding in your home are over, contact SERVPRO technicians so that we can prevent any more damage from occurring. The structure of your home continues to suffer damage, while mold can begin growing within just 48 hours. We use truck-mounted pumps to get the standing water out fast, and industrial size fans and dehumidifiers to finish drying your home.

With floods, you also need to be concerned with debris and contamination in the water from runoff and sewage. Stay out of your home until we can make it safe for you again.

Flash flooding happens very fast with no or little warning, like during periods of very heavy rain or when dams, levees, or water systems fail. Areas which are densely populated are at high risk for flash floods, and in urban areas, these floods can fill viaducts, underpasses, low roads, and parking structures.

Strong winds from a hurricane or tropical cyclone can push huge amounts of seater onto land, creating a storm surge. The surge combines with the ocean’s tide to make a storm-tide surge. These have been registered as high as thirty-five feet above sea level and can cause significant flooding over a large area. It can happen over a short period, usually four to eight hours, but in some cases, it can take a lot longer for the water to recede.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties can come to your rescue of floodwaters enter your home in Sandestin, Alys Beach, or Watercolors. Reach out to us immediately after the storms subside by dialing (850) 267-0746 and we can make your home dry and safe again after flood damage.

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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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