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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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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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