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When an Overloaded Power Strip Causes a Fire in Walton County

4/16/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage When an Overloaded Power Strip Causes a Fire in Walton County Overloaded and faulty power strips cause thousands of fires each year. Make sure that your power strip has a surge protector.

Mitigating Power Strip Fire Damage in a Walton County Home

Many homeowners may think that their power strips have surge protection, but that is often not the case. A power strip without surge protection only increases the number of devices that can be plugged into an outlet but cannot protect from fire damage or electrical surges. All it takes is plugging in one too many devices to suddenly have a fire in your living room entertainment center that leaves soot on the walls, your appliances, and even stain your carpet and furniture.  

When an unprotected power strip causes fire damage in your Walton County home, the certified technicians at SERVPRO are ready to help. Our team strives to restore your home to its preloss condition so you can enjoy a movie night with the family as usual.  

With any fire, it is vital to remove soot before deodorizing, as these burnt particles are the primary carriers of odor. Our SERVPRO technicians can be thorough in cleaning surfaces in your home, even those not close to the source of the fire. Soot from fires that involve plastics or rubbers can leave a smeary residue that is more difficult to remove from porous surfaces such as wood, carpet, wallpaper, and fabric. This residue can eventually become acidic if chlorides or sulfides in these particles make contact with moisture or humid air, and this can discolor or even corrode surfaces over time.  

Once the soot is cleaned off of surfaces and out of vents, industrial-grade deodorizers may be used, such as the water-based Ultra Low Volume (ULV) fogger. If odors prove particularly strong, multiple methods may be used to eliminate odor. After deodorizing with a ULV fogger, ventilation box fans that blow 3,000 to 5,000 cubic feet of air per second can be used to clear the air. It takes 40 exchanges of air in a structure to remove lingering residues and vapors.  

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties is ready to clean up after any size disaster that affects your home. If you need our services, give us a call today at (850) 267-0746.

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Why SERVPRO Recommends A Pack-Out Of Your Possessions In Santa Rosa Beach After A Flood

4/11/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Why SERVPRO Recommends A Pack-Out Of Your Possessions In Santa Rosa Beach After A Flood Shown here is a row of Triad commercial air movers that can be used to restore your home after a flood.

Contents Need Specialized Care When Flood Damages Sweeps through Your Santa Rosa Beach Home

Storms building on the Gulf hit homes in Santa Rosa Beach hard. When responding to the influx rainwater and storm surge, it can seem as though household goods and possessions need to take a back seat to the recovery needs of your home’s structural components and fixtures. Relegating all your worldly possessions to the rubbish is expensive and risks the loss of irreparable memories and treasures. We have a comprehensive answer to the question of how to manage movable property during a flooding restoration.

When flood damage devastates your Santa Rosa Beach property, we recommend a pack-out of your possessions for many reasons. Clearing the flooded spaces in your home makes sand, silt, mud, and water removal easier. Pumping and extracting the water proceeds rapidly when furnishings and boxes no longer need to be shifted from room to room. Staining from rust or varnished and painted legs of tables, chairs, and other home decor is no longer an issue.

SERVPRO is proficient in creating detailed inventories and tracking documents when we pack up and move out your possessions. We employ a number of methods, together known as our Contents Claim Inventory Service (CCIS), to keep tabs on each article moved to our production facility. Lists, digital photographs, and a barcoding system keep things organized.

Our production technicians evaluate the condition of the packed-out items, helping you determine what to keep and restore and what to discard if its condition requires. SERVPRO works with homeowners and insurance carriers to authorize the specialized cleaning and drying techniques our technicians master at IICRC training. These strategies bring back to function and appearance everything from water-soaked documents to your child’s favorite teddy bear.

As the workers in our production facility review, clean, and dry your household’s possessions, our on-site team is completing the tasks needed to complete flood water remediation at your home. SERVPRO’s goal is to complete both parts of the flood recovery equation, equaling your relief as your home and belongings come back together “Like it never even happened.”

Count on the crews of SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties to complete a successful flood damage restoration of both your home and its contents. Call (850) 267-0746 as soon as possible after the waters rise to schedule an assessment and plan.

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How to Keep Your Santa Rosa Beach Carpeting on Solid Footing After Water Damage

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How to Keep Your Santa Rosa Beach Carpeting on Solid Footing After Water Damage Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is loaded with equipment to remove water from your home.

Is Removing my Carpet the Right Answer? Water Removal in Santa Rosa Beach

Arriving at home after a long day at work should be peaceful and prepare us for the evening ahead. However, when you arrive to find your Santa Rosa Beach home flooded because your water heater or washing machine broke the peace, and you need to find help fast. The longer water stands on your floors and furniture, the more you risk for loss increases, so call a professional team as soon as you spot the problem.  

For water removal in Santa Rosa Beach, SERVPRO is here to help you. Because we know emergencies happen at all hours, our team is available 24/7 to respond to your call and travel to your home to take action. Upon arrival, we quickly examine the extent of the damage and seek to preserve those items that are salvageable while installing proper equipment to extract water from the premises. If the water is deep, we may use submersible pumps, or we may use handheld equipment to reach tucked away corners and crevices. Moisture sensors and meters continuously inform us of our progress and help us adjust our efforts accordingly.

One frequent concern our SERVPRO team faces is what to do with water damaged carpets. For the most part, our drying equipment can handle the complete drying of your carpets, and we can mitigate your losses by restoring it to the preloss condition. We utilize dehumidifiers and air movers to speed up the drying process and prevent the proliferation of any bacteria that may be lingering in standing waters. When this is not possible, we work with you to remove and dispose of the carpet and prepare the area for future repairs. Rest assured that our experience and knowledge allow us to make an informed decision when debating the future of your carpets.  

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties is here to help with all your water removal needs. Just call us at (850) 267-0746 and let us leave your home “Like it never even happened.”

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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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