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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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How SERVPRO Restores Your Water Damaged Miramar Beach Home

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage How SERVPRO Restores Your Water Damaged Miramar Beach Home SERVPRO has the expertise and equipment to remove the water and dry your belongings.

Effective Restoration of Water Damage in Miramar Beach

Since water is part of our everyday activities, there is always a chance of spillage into unwanted areas. Most of these cases are easy to resolve, but with some, significant effort is required to restore the property to normal conditions. Many problems including the spread of waste, stains, and bad odors among others, can crop up from water spillage. Working with a professional restoration service eases the workload involved allowing you to continue using your Miramar Beach property within a reasonable period.  

The ease of restoring water damage in Miramar Beach might depend more on the contents present in the affected area, and not the source of the water. Most cases involve clean water with no contaminants. Even if a broken appliance causes the spillage, minimal contaminants are involved. However, once it soaks into the items in the area, it can dissolve dyes in fabrics leading to staining or cause damages to other soluble materials. Another common problem is rust which also leads to stains.  

Any water damage requires proper evaluation before choosing the procedures to use during the restoration. Our SERVPRO team is well versed with different cleaning procedures, and we have a wide variety of equipment to use. After the evaluation, we can choose the best solution for the situation. For example, we work on the carpet stains while they are still wet. Depending on what the spillage dissolves, the use of hot water might be necessary during restorative cleaning. Our extractors have heating capabilities of up to 220°F. This feature makes it easier to switch to hot water wherever it is needed and back to regular water for ordinary use.  

All areas affected by water spillage require proper drying to prevent other problems from developing.  Issues like wood rot and mold development can become progressively worse if they are not dealt with immediately.  After extracting any standing water in the affected area, our SERVPRO technicians check moisture levels to determine how much drying is necessary to restore the area to its preloss conditions. We can use several air movers and dehumidifiers or just a few to meet the set drying goal.

Involving a professional restoration team in clearing the damage after water loss lightens the load. Call SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Santa Rosa Beach Prepares for Hurricane Michael, and SERVPRO Is Here to Help

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Santa Rosa Beach Prepares for Hurricane Michael, and SERVPRO Is Here to Help SERVPRO and Your Insurance Company Await Your Call After Hurricane Michael Strikes Your Santa Rosa Beach Property

What to Do After Hurricane Michael Has Passed Your Santa Rosa Beach Property

The very first thing you can do once Hurricane Michael has passed through your area is to let your friends and family know that you are all right. Make calls to your family, update your social media status, or use websites such as Safe and Well or The Red Cross Emergency app to let others know you and your family are safe. Giving out the information can provide great peace of mind to your loved ones not located in the Panhandle of Florida.
 
The second thing you should attend to is documenting the damage that the storm caused. The storm surge from Hurricane Michael can do it considerable damage to your Santa Rosa Beach home. The intense and high-speed winds can rip shingles away from your roof and damage the siding of your home. Even things that have been anchored down can sustain damage. The level of flooding can be catastrophic to the foundation and overall structure of your home.
 
Wind can also rip branches away from trees and send them right for your home. Sometimes, should the wind be intense enough, a hurricane can even rip a tree up from the ground and send it toppling over onto your home, shed, or vehicle that you did not drive during your evacuation. SERVPRO recommends always to evacuate, follow the strong statement of Gov. Scott. When this kind of damage occurs, it is vital that your document it as soon as possible once the storm is over. Insurance adjusters will be inundated (no pun intended) with customers to see.
 
Use a camera and take many pictures of the various damages you can find on your property. Having these photographs can act as evidence to show your insurance company while you are filing a claim. This can be crucial as building components continue to degrade from the forces of the winds (up to 140 MPH), contaminated flood waters, and lack of power.

Getting your family to a safe and dry place is essential before this potential Cat 4 Hurricane Michael strikes. The aftermath can be dealt with as it progresses. Family and safety first.

Remember, SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties is ready to help our neighbors after this difficult, natural disaster. Our National Storm Recovery Team is sending down reinforcements. Contact us for help at (850) 267-0746.

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Become Familiar With the Commercial Water Damage Restoration Companies in Santa Rosa Beach Before an Emergency Occurs

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Become Familiar With the Commercial Water Damage Restoration Companies in Santa Rosa Beach Before an Emergency Occurs Many schools need to deal with water damage or mold issues as the school year goes on. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation.

Professional Restoration for Water Damage at Your Santa Rosa Beach School

One of the most challenging things about running a school in Santa Rosa Beach is the amount of preparation and time that goes into the upkeep and management of the grounds. From the custodial staff to maintenance workers, it seems there is always something requiring repair or attention. This situation gets even more stressful and challenging when the school gets threatened by a water loss incident that requires immediate action to prevent delays in operation or cancellations of school.

While water damage in your Santa Rosa Beach institution might not seem like that pressing of a concern, there are many things that you should keep in mind. The first of these is that water damages and moisture, however seemingly insignificant, are often much worse and widespread than they initially appear. More to this point, they require immediate attention to address the source of the damage and get this area repaired before the situation can get worse.

Our SERVPRO professionals have a rapid response team that can arrive quickly and helps you to identify the source of the water damage that the school faces. Through moisture and leak detection equipment, our technicians can narrow down the problem with accuracy to eliminate the possibility of unnecessary demolition in areas not correlated to the needed repairs.

Extraction and drying often require more than the mop and bucket that your custodial staff becomes accustomed to using to handle messes that arise around the campus. Often water damage spreads beyond what can get easily seen, requiring specialized tools at our SERVPRO technician's disposal like drying mats to penetrate beneath floor surfaces and into the subflooring to remove the lingering dampness.

There are many individuals and families that you have to consider when it comes to making choices like hiring our professional restoration outfit to resolve the water damage situation in your school. Our SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties rapid response team can help you to clean up the mess and get back to the way things should be so that your school can continue to serve the community. Give us a call 24/7 at (850) 267-0746.

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Some Mistakes After Fire Damage in Miramar Beach That You Should Avoid

9/23/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Some Mistakes After Fire Damage in Miramar Beach That You Should Avoid Looking at parts of your home which were damaged by the fire can be quite overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO right away to mitigate the situation.

Making Your Home Habitable After Fire Damage in Miramar Beach

Structural damage caused by fire usually leaves a homeowner with two options. The first option is for relocating those living in the property to temporary housing while restoration takes place. This option is for scenarios where the structure itself is severely impaired, or the structure is no longer safe to inhabit. The second option is to remain in the property while restoration is carried out.

When fire damage in Miramar Beach properties occurs, it is necessary to use emergency restoration services. Everybody feels a strong attachment to their home, so it is only natural to attempt to clean or restore the property yourself. In some cases, self-restoration efforts can cause more harm than good.

SERVPRO is a nationally recognized organization that trained in emergency restoration after the fire. If it is safe for you to remain in the property our technicians can begin work restoring livable areas. Doing so involves cordoning off the areas of severe damage and clearing smoke, soot, and residue that may have traveled into hallways, carpets, and garments.

We can restore to habitable condition using wet and dry cleaning methods. Dry cleaning is suitable for ceilings or walls and may be completed before wet cleaning. Wet cleaning can be carried out on painted, wooden or metal ceilings. SERVPRO has also developed specialized peroxide active cleaning methods for porous or acoustical ceilings.

Contents damaged during the fire can be professionally cleaned and restored by our team. We do this by moving items to unaffected areas of the house where there is no risk of further contamination. Using a combination of sanitizers, foams and dry scrubbing we can salvage your contents as well as areas of your structure.

The goal of our work is to mitigate the loss by removing any elements that could end up causing further damage. At SERVPRO we also look to improve indoor air quality by using foggers or air-scrubbers. Our work is carried out to ensure that your home is habitable during the restoration of more severely damaged areas.

Dealing with the damage left behind after fire is very stressful. Call SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746 for an emergency restoration provider that cares as much about your home as you do.

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

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How Mold Damage Can Spread Throughout Your Miramar Beach Residence

8/31/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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