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How Can SERVPRO Protect Miramar Beach Businesses After Water Damages?

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

Water rushing up on a sandy beach. SERVPRO of SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties is here to protect our Miramar Beach properties.

Between a contracting division and our restoration specialists, we can offer efficient water damage repair solutions.

Florida has become synonymous with a place to retire and see out the Golden years of your life, and Miramar Beach is one such destination that has been a captivating location for just this reason. With the steadily growing population, this is a town that has evolved in nearly every sense, from accommodations and entertainment to art and culture. Despite part of the population being retirees, the entire area has experienced overall gentrification as youthful business and entrepreneurs stake their claim in some of our coastal community's sprawling business districts. Because we are so close to Destin, we can offer many experiences and restaurant options that might not be within the borders of our small beach town.

The Coastal Community for All Ages

An interesting bit of information about Miramar Beach is how far away from its similar namesake city it is. In Florida, many cities and towns have added the term beach to the end of the municipality name to distinguish an adjacent region closer to the coastline. But unlike places like Miami Beach or Cocoa Beach, the city of Miramar is more than 450 miles away from the beach of its same name. While this community's population has not exceeded 7000, the culture and heritage thriving here can make the municipality seem much larger.  

Though with a smaller size than many other communities throughout Walton County, the Miramar Beach region has a denser populated area than nearly all of Florida and almost 1000% higher than the national average. This helps create a tight-knit community that continues to grow rapidly, infusing new cultures and histories. Our SERVPRO team has been glad to be a part of that growth and evolution over the years, helping families through difficult experiences like fire and water disasters.

Shopping Experiences of Miramar Beach

While there are a host of unique and specialized shops throughout the community, much of the allure of shopping and this area of Florida can happen in nearby Destin. Being only a couple of miles from this larger municipality, we can provide a more serene experience without compromising the proximity to outlet shops and other shopping experiences that entice tourism and encourage longer stays.

Some of the most popular of these options include:

  • Silver Sands Premium Outlets - With nearly 100 stores and services available, this outlet location is an open-air marketplace for shoppers of all types. With the region's often calm climate, you can find this outside outlet mall to be a popular destination for travelers and locals alike.
  • Market Shops – For those looking to take in the craft shops, boutiques, and unique small businesses of northern coastal Florida, there are few spots in the greater Fort Walton Beach area than The Market Shops in Destin.

Permanent Residences and Accommodations in High-Rise Condos 

Condominiums are also a staple of the Miramar Beach area. Condos provide a luxurious and manageable space for those looking to reside here long term or those looking to pass through on a shorter timeline. Between the deluxe resorts and high-rise buildings that you might see with complexes such as Majestic Sun or Edgewater Beach, hundreds of units are suited to families in traveling parties of all sizes. High-rise structures can provide a challenge after water disasters, requiring our SERVPRO professionals to implement specialty equipment to reach damaged areas far from the ground floor.

Nearby Attractions for Travelers 

Despite the nostalgic allure of the beachside scene, the community has many amenities and attractions that can also be enticing to those not entirely settled on where they intend to vacation on the coast. As you might expect, a lot of the attractions feature activities that can occur on the water or on the beach. Parasailing is one such attraction, though the bulk of these options change with the seasons and the popularity of the beachfront. Nearby Destin also features the shopping experiences and entertainment venues that allow it to become a hub of the greater Pensacola area. There are also many experiences and destinations for the golfer in your party, as the region features dozens of high-quality championship courses.

Efficient Water Damage Repair Approaches for Miramar Beach Properties

Restoring and repairing your home or condominium after a water disaster must happen as quickly as possible. There is often a small window of opportunity to reduce the total loss for customers by implementing mitigation strategies right away. Regardless of how quickly our professionals can arrive at these emergencies, there is often a need for repairs and reconstruction. We have a division of general contractors capable of overseeing this work along with our restoration technicians working to mitigate loss within the structure.

Water damage repair in Miramar Beach homes and businesses involves several different actions and tasks. With situations like broken plumbing fixtures and burst pipes, having building trade professionals capable of replacing damaged pipes and repairing leaks can ultimately reduce the migration of water loss effects. To reach the damaged portions of your plumbing network, controlled demolition is often required. Careful removal of exposed materials can make the reconstruction phase more efficient and cost-effective.

Rebuilding after controlled demolition and material removal happens after mitigation completes. A seamless transition between these phases ensures that we can get families back into their condos and homes as quickly as possible. Not having to wait for a subcontractor to find the time in their schedule to assist with your needs can save customers time and money on the restoration work their property requires.

Water disasters can happen in many different ways, impacting your property and damaging its contents. As leading water restoration specialists in northern Florida, our SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties team can help with efficient drying and repairs necessary after these emergencies occur. Give us a call anytime at (850) 267-0746.

Can My Business Be Restored After a Flood?

8/16/2020 (Permalink)

device plus chart for humidity SERVPRO Extracts Floodwaters from Walton County Business Buildings--and Ensures No Secondary Water Damage by Careful Calculations

For Professional Restoration in Walton County, Call SERVPRO

It’s a Small Operation, Can You Still Help Me?

No matter if it is a small café or a large restaurant, SERVPRO response teams have you covered when it comes to remediating commercial flood damage in Walton County

What Tools Do Response Teams Use to Find Residual Floodwater?

Once the affected areas in your Walton County shop have been inspected for safe access, water extraction is the top priority. After the standing water has been pumped or vacuumed out, then we can begin checking for hidden moisture pockets.

  • Moisture Sensors detect water in carpets and pads. Probes determine if the water is present and also penetrate underneath to see if the flooding penetrated the sub-floor. Sensors do not measure the exact amount of water, but the visual and audio responses blink and beep faster the more water there is present.
  • Thermal Imaging Cameras find moisture in material like wood, ceiling tiles, and drywall. They quickly show how far the water has penetrated through the building. For example, the infrared images can reveal if floodwater that came in under a door has soaked only wall panels near the entryway or if it has gone much further into the kitchen or even through into the dining area by showing the temperature differences, not actual water.
  • Moisture Meters measure the actual water content. Restoration teams usually have meters calibrated for wood and other building material like drywall. The numbers provide a baseline for technicians to determine what equipment is needed and how long it may take to complete drying material or if too damaged for restoration.
  • Thermo-Hygrometers measure the temperature and humidity of the air in each room. Team members use them to determine a safe, baseline level in unaffected areas to use in the affected areas and the HVAC ducts. We work hard to restore a balanced Relative Humidity to your workplace by first establishing the Specific Humidity.

Does Anything Else Happen During the Inspection?

SERVPRO technicians arrive on each site with the equipment needed to begin removing standing water and debris left by the flood. Once the inspection is completed, we use this information to determine the equipment, cleaning agents, and the time needed to finish restoring your business.

To schedule a service call, contact SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746 today.

Are There Any Local Services that Can Restore Major Commercial Fire Damage?

7/8/2020 (Permalink)

"We can help" No matter when you make the call, we have experienced technicians who can assist you.

There Are a Few Santa Rosa Beach Restoration Companies, Like SERVPRO, That Can Remediate Extensive Commercial Fire Damage.

Operating a Santa Rosa Beach business comes with its own unique set of challenges. Of course, there are the everyday concerns of running a successful enterprise and managing finances. However, there is also the necessity of always being prepared for unexpected catastrophes like fires, major storms, and flooding. The ever-present threat of commercial fires, for example, is something area business owners should anticipate. Anyone of a number of things, like electrical shorts, lightning strikes, wildfires, recklessly discarded employee or customer cigarette butts, or even spontaneous combustion of flammable inventory, could easily make your commercial structure go up in smoke. Knowing whom to call before you encounter such issues is essential.

What Kind of Commercial Structures Has SERVPRO Been Able to Restore?  

SERVPRO, a local Santa Rosa Beach fire restoration business, has been effectively handling commercial fire damage for twenty-eight years. Over that nearly thirty-year period, the company has dealt with the effects of fires in almost every type of commercial structure. Some of the facilities our technicians have restored are:  

Small and large high-rise office buildings

Retail shops of all sizes, from small to big-box stores

Industrial and manufacturing business sites

Hotels and motels

All types of restaurants

Through our extensive experience in remediating fire damage in all these types of sites, we know the unique issues each present. This knowledge ultimately helps us save you time and money.

How Do We Help Restore Businesses Impacted by Fire?

We perform numerous crucial cleaning and restoration services for area business owners that have suffered fire damage. These enable them to limit their losses and reopen their businesses as soon as possible after a fire. A few of the cleaning and restoration services we do are:

Structural cleaning that removes smoke residues from floors, walls, ceilings, and attic rafters, as well as neutralizes related odors

Removing soot residues from HVAC systems

Cleaning and deodorization of furniture and other business contents

Mitigation that attempts to limit additional damage by emergency drying affected materials, boarding up openings, and winterizing exposed pipes

Restoration of specialty items like important business documents, electronics, expensive rugs, and valuable artwork

Restoration of irreparable fire-damaged structural components and business contents

After completion of these essential measures, your commercial property is often back in operational condition.

What Training and Experience Make SERVPRO So Effective in Restoring Commercial Buildings Damaged by Fire?

As a firm, SERVPRO has operated for twenty-eight years, meeting the local business community’s restoration needs, and is Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-approved. The company’s Operations Manager, Greg Cartwright, has over thirty-five years of industry experience. Our highly-trained technicians are individually certified in such relevant things as:

Fire and smoke damage restoration

Odor control

Upholstery and fabric cleaning

Commercial carpet maintenance

Carpet repair and reinstallation

Also, we have a commercial large loss division, directed by a commercial operations manager, that is staffed with professionals that can successfully deal with even the worst fire damage.

What Kind of Tools Enable Workers to Successfully Remediate Commercial Fire Damage?

As you can imagine, without the proper tools, effective fire damage restoration is impossible. With that in mind, SERVPRO ensures that its technicians have all the latest state-of-the-art remediation equipment. Some of the innovative gear our professionals use is:

Systems that remove residues from ventilation networks

Injection tools to treat upholstered items and carpeting with deodorants

Air scrubbers that remove odorous particles from the air

Vaportek devices that aerosolize natural oils to neutralize fire-related smells

Ozone generators that counteract unpleasant odors with ozone gas

High-velocity box fans to quickly ventilate large commercial structures

High-tech foggers that get deodorants into materials and difficult-to-access areas

Together, these advanced tools help us apply our unique expertise to your fire damage problems.

As a business owner, it is ultimately up to you to protect your commercial enterprise. While accidental fires cannot be predicted, there are ways to prepare for the omnipresent risk of one. The following are a few suggestions for limiting your risk of a fire. First, have routine maintenance performed on your facilities to ensure your electrical networks, equipment, and safety devices are all in good working order. Then, if appropriate, have lightning rods installed on tall structures to dissipate potential lightning strikes. Next, develop good fire safety training programs for employees so that they avoid unsafe practices. Also, try to store any flammable materials and inventories in climate-controlled areas. A final thing you could do to limit fire risks is to have workers clear away all brush near your site that could help fuel a wildfire. 

With all that said, if you ever need help restoring commercial fire damage, call SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746.

How Do I Get Water Out of the Walls of My Santa Rosa Beach Shop?

6/27/2020 (Permalink)

a crack in the pipe with water spewing When your shop is facing water damage from damaged plumbing, it is time to contact SERVPRO. We are here 24/7.

Broken plumbing can leave structural cavities a mess, but our professionals have several strategies for drying out space between wall systems. 

In most construction projects over the past half a century, commercial buildings and residences through Santa Rosa Beach were constructed as aesthetically pleasing as possible by hiding utilities out of sight. Water lines, electric, and gas lines all became neatly tucked into the framework for the building to emerge only in the areas where fixtures or appliances existed. Even with the limited need for water service beyond the restrooms in your shop, these aging pipes could still present a silent threat to the property.

How Bad is the Water Damage Under the Surface?

You can see how migrating water can begin to impact your wares and the entire structure through the initial walkthrough before contacting our professionals for commercial water damage restoration in your Santa Rosa Beach shop. What you cannot see is the damage taking place behind surface materials like drywall and brick that otherwise hide your plumbing network. Our SERVPRO professionals have sophisticated tools to help identify moisture pockets beyond the surface, including thermal imagery and surface moisture meters.

What Methods Remove Trapped Water?

However, finding the damage beyond the surface of wall systems is only part of the restoration solution that your shop needs. Removing dampness and moisture trapped where plumbing breaches occur can help in multiple ways. First, we get the opportunity to reach the damaged plumbing and repair it. We can eliminate lingering moisture as well to reduce the likelihood of microbial threats. Some of the strategies for removing trapped water include:

  • Positive Pressure Systems
  • Negative Pressure Systems
  • Centrifugal Air Movers
  • Desiccant Dehumidifiers
  • Controlled Demolition

Responding quickly to water emergencies can get your doors open again quickly. Give our SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties team a call today at (850) 267-0746.

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What Should I Do if the Toilets in My Santa Rosa Beach Office Backup and Flood the Bathrooms?

6/15/2020 (Permalink)

A commercial bathroom with three sinks and three mirrors. Call SERVPRO when it comes to your Santa Rosa Beach toilet overflow.

For Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Your Santa Rosa Beach Office Call SERVPRO

Everyone has it happen to them once or twice when the toilet gets clogged and then overflows, leaving your floors wet. The worst part of having a toilet back up in your office's bathroom is that the water coming from your toilet is not clean, and there is a good chance that it is contaminated.

How do you handle contaminated water?

After your office in Santa Rosa Beach suffers from commercial water damage, our SERVPRO technicians identify the source of the problem. If the source of the moisture is your toilets, then we must change our procedures because the moisture may contain harmful bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. When the source of a problem is a toilet or sewage drain, it is treated as a category three scenario because your building materials could get contaminated by the "black water."

How do you treat "black water" differently during restoration?

  • Safety Precautions- Before we begin any restoration procedures, we make sure the work area is safe for our workers and all building occupants. Our technicians always wear the appropriate personal protective equipment, and they take it off before they leave the affected area, so they do not spread any contamination.
  • Containment Chamber- When dealing with category three damage, we can seal off the affected area of your office with metal poles and thick plastic. The containment chamber traps in loose particles so that contaminants cannot spread to unaffected areas of your office.
  • Air Scrubber- Once the containment chamber is set up, we can then attach an air scrubber to create negative air pressure inside the contained region. The scrubber then sucks any contaminated particles in the air through a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter.
  • Sealants and Decontaminants- After your office bathroom gets dried out, we can spray virucidal chemicals on your affected building materials or seal them with a specialized paint.

If you ever notice water after one of your office toilets backs up, call SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746 immediately.

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What is the Fastest Way to Remove Flood Water from My Santa Rosa Beach Restaurant?

5/10/2020 (Permalink)

flooded office Flood damage can cause a small business a lot of money and time if not taken care of. Contact SERVPRO to make sure this doesn’t happen to you.

With our local roster, our SERVPRO team can reach your damaged Santa Rosa Beach business quickly after a storm loss or flood. 

When you run a restaurant in Santa Rosa Beach, the smallest of disasters can have magnified effects throughout the entire structure. Without the appropriate response to the emergency, you can find yourself unable to meet the requirements of staying open or working as efficiently as possible to get the doors back open again. Flooding can be one of the disasters that can have widespread hazardous effects, so we strive to provide immediate responses when you need it most.

After a severe weather event, you can battle both structural and flood damage for your Santa Rosa Beach restaurant. Even with clean water incidents that can occur from breaches in the roof or construction of the building, standing water presents enough of a detrimental condition that can keep you from safely serving your loyal customers. Our SERVPRO professionals must first determine how destructive of a situation that your business faces when we first arrive to help.

How Do You Stop Flooding from Getting Worse? 

Mitigation is one of the critical elements of recovering your business, and that begins as soon as our professionals arrive. In most situations where flooding has occurred, we rely on emergency services as well to gain control of a flooded area and begin returning it to its original condition. The blend of mitigation and emergency services encompasses many tasks and experienced professionals of our team, helping us to make the ultimate recovery of your Santa Rosa Beach property less expensive and faster. Some of the areas of focus after flooding include:  

  • Containment – To prevent the spread of damaging effects throughout the entire restaurant, we can establish physical barriers to prevent the migration of water. When flooding has occurred in the kitchen area, containing the damage can prevent costly damages to dining area carpet, furniture, and fixtures.
  • Structural Repairs – Our professionals can begin working to restore your business as soon as we arrive, and that includes controlled demolition and temporary construction solutions provided by our in-house licensed contractors.
  • Mitigation – There are many phases of mitigation, and the ultimate goal of each is to reduce costs, losses, and time for restoration to complete. From extraction and drying to deodorization and microbial remediation, we can help to keep the situation from getting out of control.

What Threats Should I Know About Active Flooding? 

Whether natural flooding occurs or not, there are many threats to flooding in your restaurant. Not only does this situation often force you to close your doors to customers temporarily, but several conditions make it challenging for you to remain in the damaged areas. Appreciating the severity of these conditions can help to encourage the securing of professional restoration technicians like our SERVPRO team. You should be mindful of:

  • Structural Deterioration – Without full working knowledge of water migration throughout your restaurant, structural elements could begin to deteriorate if they do not get the drying and restoration attention they need. 
  • Standing Water – Standing water alone can present slips and falls hazards, though its ultimate threat lies in how quickly exposed materials and contents can absorb it. From the tables and chairs in your dining area to the carpeting in the manager’s office, standing water can be a challenge to remove.
  • Shock – With so many industrial-grade appliances and tools that get used in the kitchen areas of your restaurant, standing and rising waters present electric shock hazards when the water levels come into contact with active currents.
  • Contamination – Natural flooding is one of the most destructive disasters, primarily because of how all of the surfaces and contents exposed must get treated as though they have become contaminated by bacteria. With many floods introducing contaminants into a workspace, this is an added obstacle in restoring your restaurant.

How Long Do Extraction and Drying Take? 

While we would love to tell each customer the precise amount of time that recovery and restoration should take in their property, this is not always possible. Many restoration tasks must delve much more deeply than superficial concerns, and addressing moisture in structural cavities or dampness of subflooring might take longer than initially anticipated. The length of a restoration project involves:

  • Size of the affected area
  • Saturation of materials and contents
  • Believed levels of contamination

It is always the priority of our restoration team to provide the most efficient and cost-effective service for our customers. We can work around the clock to get your doors back open again after a flood loss. Give our SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties team a call anytime that you need us at (850) 267-0746.

Why You Shouldn't Overlook Mold in Your Miramar Beach Commercial Property

4/22/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Damage in Miramar Beach Business Damp and humid conditions create a breeding ground for mold. Call SERVPRO to eliminate mold at its source.

Commercial Mold Damage Gets Worse Over Time. Call SERVPRO to Avoid Possible Irreversible Damage.

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 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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We Get You Back In Business In Santa Rosa Beach After A Water Damage Disaster

1/24/2020 (Permalink)

Four of our dehumidifiers and air movers in a carpeted hallway Our certified team of technicians used our dehumidifiers and commercial air movers to suction up the water on this carpet.

Commercial Water Cleanup for Keg Room Emergencies in Santa Rosa Beach

Commercial Water Cleanup Santa Rosa Beach
At the busy times of the year, the keg room in your bar is going to be under significant stress. Regular restocking and changing around of pressure, barrels, and refilling stock can increase the likelihood of human error or malfunction. These malfunctions typically result in large quantities of liquid in the storerooms beneath the main bar. The liquid likely contains beer, chemicals as well as just water and may become a severe cause for concern.

In some situations, a flooded stock room can happen in the middle of the night, leading to the urgent requirement of commercial water cleanup in Santa Rosa Beach. Staff on-hand can help to remove items of stock and clear the affected area. But it is unlikely that your team has the requisite skillset to effectively restore the damage or prevent it from causing further harm. Your drainage system may become blocked, or sump pumps used to transport liquid from lower levels to upper sewer points may malfunction.

Our commercial services help clients of all sizes and requirements. Using trained local technicians, we can perform both the assessment and restoration procedures needed to get your business back on track in time for service. By contacting SERVPRO, you gain access to a significant amount of restoration experience as well as the option to mobilize advanced equipment at a moment's notice. Your keg room likely requires both mechanical restoration as well as industrial cleaning duties.

The contents of liquid may vary depending on the level of water cleanup from contamination. However, it is unlikely that SERVPRO technicians encounter solid waste in a conventional small business water emergency. We can mobilize high-pressure pumping equipment, which is effective at transporting liquids from subterranean levels out of the building at ground level. Once the removal of fluids is complete, SERVPRO technicians can use pressure washers to clean out the inner areas of the keg room and apply disinfectants to restore the affected area.

A well-equipped and knowledgeable restorer can help your business to get back on track with a minimum loss of revenue. Contact SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746.

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Attention Santa Rosa Beach Business Owners--SERVPRO Provides Advanced Cleaning Equipment after a Fire

10/9/2019 (Permalink)

Small ultrasonic, stainless steel immersion cleaning tank SERVPRO Saves Expensive Smoke and Soot Damaged Merchandise with Advanced Equipment for Our Commercial Clients in Santa Rosa Beach

How SERVPRO Technicians Clean Commercial Fire Damage in Santa Rosa Beach

Commercial industries with lots of equipment and sensitive goods can be affected by damage from an accidental fire. SERVPRO technicians use many different cleaning techniques and employ advanced equipment to respond quickly to the ruined areas, getting to your items before they are entirely unsalvageable. One of the most efficient methods of deep cleaning your commercial goods is with the use of ultrasound technology.

Contaminants from a commercial fire can include smoke, soot, and other chemicals that may originate from your industrial equipment, cleaning agents, dyes, and more. For example, a print production shop may see sudden flames from a faulty printer, or a grease fire can break out in a restaurant kitchen. This kind of fire damage in Santa Rosa businesses can be purged of contaminants through the use of ultrasound immersion tanks. Items that have been heavily affected by smoke become caked with stubborn particles that can become difficult to get rid of without the use of industry-grade technology.

Items made from hard, non-porous surfaces such as metal, ceramic, or plastic are immersed in the water, and a series of strong ultrasonic waves release bubbles to break apart residues down to the microscopic level. These bubbles burst near the source of the damage, and the gas that comes from them uses pressure to erode the soil and soot that has caked the surface. Cleaning your items using this method is a process that can last anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes, depending on how much buildup is present.

Our SERVPRO technicians utilize several advanced technologies to ensure that your commercial items and equipment are restored from fire damage. Soft-grade items that can handle water are put into our Esporta industry-grade washers, equipped with phosphate-free detergent. They use only half the water of traditional washers to really clean and purify the contents. Our Esporta systems contain powerful hydraulic pumps and multiple tanks, so all of your valuable items can be immersed at once.

Speed is the key to salvaging your important commercial goods that have been damaged by fire and smoke. That is why our content removal equipment is built to do any job, no matter how big or small. SERVPRO - We're Faster To Any Size Disaster, and we know that your commercial-grade damages can only be handled by commercial-grade equipment.

Emergency fires can start for a variety of reasons in your commercial building, whether due to a faulty appliance, a sparking outlet, or extreme heat. Contact SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746 for fast fire damage services that can save your valuable items and equipment before they are ruined.

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Commercial Water Damage Santa Rosa Beach – Adjusting Equipment Based on Results

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

Purple building with a face painted on it. We know what works when it comes to your Santa Rosa Beach water damage.

SERVPRO knows best for your water damage in Santa Rosa Beach.

Hurricanes and tropical storms routinely cause water damage to commercial buildings in the area. Owners must deal with service outages, make temporary arrangements to store products and equipment while their buildings are being restored. Many owners have emergency plans that are ready to kick in if their property experiences water damage. Commercial owners and tenants also depend on restoration companies to restore their building space as quickly as possible.

SERVPRO has lots of experience with commercial water damage events in Santa Rosa Beach. Our team is well aware of the damage that can be caused and also how important it is to help owners re-establish their business. Our technicians are trained to utilize water sensors and meters to calculate the most effective amount of equipment needed to remove moisture from your building.

Regular Moisture Measurements 

Our crew chief arranges for air movers and dehumidifiers based on initial moisture measurements, the square footage of building space with water damage and the natural airflow between rooms. With the right number of air movers and dehumidifiers in place, moisture levels in carpets and walls should fall quickly. Humidity levels within the commercial space should also begin dropping.

Adjustments to the initial installation may be required. Pockets of water inside walls, more water in structures than initially estimated, poor air circulation between rooms, are assessed. In some situations, one large dehumidifier may be sufficient working in tandem with the buildings air conditioning system.

Commercial spaces with multiple rooms or partitions separating areas may benefit from strategically placing several dehumidifiers. These are coupled with air movers in the space and dry the room and structure more effectively. SERVPRO team members use their extensive knowledge and experience to make adjustments as needed to restore your commercial space as quickly as possible.

We also are licensed (Contractor License #: Mold Remediation: MRSR309, MRSR377). We have a Florida licensed building contractor as part of our team to provide restoration services for full structural damage repair and rebuild. "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746 for 24/7 service. We proudly serve Okaloosa and surrounding areas. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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We Help You Get Back To Business In Miramar Beach After A Flood

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

Our equipment being used to dry the wood floor of a home The transitional photo shows how our technicians use "flood cuts" to minimize storm damage to drywall and framing.

Prepare for Commercial Flood Damage in Miramar Beach

Although the Miramar Beach area was spared the devastation some nearby communities suffered during Hurricane Michael in 2018, the quickly approaching anniversary reminds local business owners to take precautions. If you operate or manage a shop, restaurant, condo complex, or hotel in the area consider partnering with our team to develop an Emergency Ready Plan and Profile (ERP) in anticipation of another hurricane or any disaster leading to flooding damage.

Exposure to Business Ending Conditions Is Possible

Nearly half of the businesses without a disaster plan risk permanent closure when they experience a crisis like flood damage in Miramar Beach.  It is a glorious location, but it lies exposed to the Gulf and any storm activity. Flooding from torrential rains and storm surge is never out of the question. 

No-Obligation Assessment of Your Commercial Property 

Rather than hoping storms continue to miss our neighborhood be proactive and schedule a walkthrough of your premises by a seasoned SERVPRO manager. We create a digital file, concise and directive, that helps our crews respond fast and effectively if your commercial property experience flood damage. The layout of your space, including crucial information like utility shutoffs and document and equipment storage, is recorded. Our manager also spends time talking with you or key employees to gain a good understanding of how your business operates. 

Commonsense Recommendations that Minimize Your Flood Loss Exposure

After the visit, SERVPRO shares suggestions designed to help you avoid irreparable harm during a flooding event. Examples might be adjusting storage locations, elevating equipment, and creating alternative ways to reach out to customers and the public if your building sustains damage. 

Follow the Prompts on ERP App

Complete your Emergency Ready Profile. You help SERVPRO assist you by clarifying we are your preferred restoration contractor. Add details like contact information for the vendors and contractors who developed your systems or installed hardware or equipment. In case you are unavailable during a flooding event, designate one or more individuals to act on your behalf.

Partner with SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties, creating an individualized ERP in case of flood damage or another disaster. Call us at (850) 267-0746 to set up the initial assessment.

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The Commercial Water Damage Remediation Mystery Can Solved in Santa Rosa Beach

7/31/2019 (Permalink)

Don't let water damage take over your Santa Rosa home. Call the professionals at SERVPRO for remediation assistance.

Commercial Water Damage in Santa Rosa Beach Bagel Shop Gets Fast Help

When you have a commercial property, there are many expenditures made to protect it. Insurance, security cameras, and in some cases, sensors all help protect the golden egg: your business. 

The owner of a bagel shop contacted SERVPRO to clean up commercial water damage to her Santa Rosa Beach property. A pipe broke in the prep area for making bagels, and the motion detectors picked up the moving water.  

The owner turned off the water before our technicians arrived on site and she tried to get rid of as much of the water as she could. However, because the pipe leaked for at least a couple of hours before the discovery, copious amounts of water affected the work area. 

While a group of SERVPRO technicians scoped the area with our moisture detection equipment, another group moved out the tables and items in the prep area that had restoration potential. Heavy bags of flour were saturated and required disposal. However, the shop owner moved numerous things that were stored in sealed, food-grade plastic containers to a dry area to limit the loss to her supplies. 

The seal on the floor was intact, and no delamination of the tile occurred. The subflooring showed no excessive moisture when we scoped it, and we checked behind the baseboards and found they needed removal, so thorough drying happened within the wall cavity. Because of the solid hardwood construction of the baseboards, we were able to clean and sanitize them for reuse. 

After complete extraction and drying, a water loss area must return to hygienic standards for food preparation. Our technicians sanitized the outside of the containers before they were brought back into the prep area and SERVPRO team members wiped down all surfaces with our antimicrobial and antibacterial cleaners to ensure we leave the room at the highest sanitary standards. Our location has certification for mold remediation, and we know the signs and the conditions that make mold growth favorable after a water loss incident and how to avoid that scenario. 

Contact SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes and Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746 to get help with the cleanup and mitigation of commercial water damage to make it "Like it never even happened."

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How to Remediate Fire Damage in Your Santa Rosa Beach Salon

7/8/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know that faulty outlets are a cause of fires? Inspect your outlets often and call SERVPRO to remediate any fire damage.

What You Can Do When Your Beauty Boutique Suffers Fire Damage   

Having an electrical socket cause fire damage in your beauty boutique can be a nightmare for any business owner. In the case of your store, a faulty outlet sparked a fire and spread an unsightly charring up the side of your wall, as well as released a foul scent into the air. Furthermore, the fire was able to destroy several hundred units of product located against the wall left of the outlet.  

The quicker that you get local Santa Rosa Beach fire remediation experts to your cosmetics boutique, the better it is for your store. Customers won't want to shop inside of a store with the foul odor of burnt cosmetic products clinging to the air. Additionally, the sight of the scorched wall may also turn customers away. To remedy the interruption of foot traffic for your business, call for help as soon as you can.  

SERVPRO can quickly assemble a crew of Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC)-certified fire damage remediation technicians upon receiving your call. We understand that the loss of product and the damage to your property weighs heavily in your mind, so SERVPRO can help you work with your insurance adjusters to claim the loss. We can do this while our technicians work on remediating your boutique.  

Our technicians can use a variety of advanced technological devices to remediate the fire damage on your property, for both the odor and the physical presence left behind after the blaze. Some of this equipment includes:  

-Air Scrubbers with Carbon Filters  

-Ice-Pellet CO2 Blasters  

-House Made Cleaning Solutions  

-Sodium Bicarbonate Blasters  

With the help of equipment designed to tackle fire damage, our technicians can effectively clean up the damages on your property swiftly. Once finished, we here at SERVPRO hope to leave your shop feeling as it did before the fire happened.  

When fire damage strikes your boutique, never hesitate. Quickly call SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties by phoning the number (850) 267-0746. Remember, We're Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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SERVPRO Can Restore Your Water Damaged Miramar Furniture Store

3/11/2019 (Permalink)

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

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

green lockers in a room with a bench 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, Watercolor, 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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What, Water Damage, Not Fire Damage in a Miramar Beach Candle Shop?

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

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

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

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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Commercial Water Removal For Santa Rosa Beach Businesses

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial water removal is as important for a beauty salon or a day spa as it is to any other business.

Commercial Water Removal

Santa Rosa Beach businesses have, for the most part, recovered from last year’s storms. The more common, mundane forms of flooding still happen all over our community, however. Pipes rupture, sinks break and toilets overflow just like they always have at places like spas and salons.

A beauty salon or a day spa may not rebuild Santa Rosa Beach, but each one is valuable to its customers and employees. Commercial water removal is as important for them as it is to any other business. SERVPRO understands the need to reopen the doors so people can rest and recuperate as well as get back to work.

Most of the leaks in a commercial flood usually come from an ordinary source that bursts overnight and the owner comes in to find a mess. If it is a minor fix, like a backed-up toilet, we can often repair it. For major repairs, our technicians turn off the water main and leave the fix to a general contractor.

In many of these businesses, the floors are either bare or covered with a thin, tough carpet with no pad underneath. That makes water removal simpler for us. We start with a series of pumps if the water is more than a couple of inches deep. Once we bring the level down to a thin layer just above the surface, we switch to water extraction wands.

The wands quickly draw the layer of water off the floor and out of the carpets; many also have a heating element built into them. This option allows us to carefully begin drying the carpets without damaging the layers or causing air pockets to form underneath the carpet by loosening the glue holding it in place.

SERVPRO technicians then examine the walls for damage. If we removed the water quickly enough, most of the drywall panels making up the walls could be carefully dried using a combination of air movers to force warm, dry air over their surface and fans to circulate the damp air and draw it outside.

If you are dealing with a flood in your business, call SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746 today. We can help you remove the water and reopen your doors to your customers as fast and safely as possible.

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Remediating Commercial Water Damage in Santa Rosa Beach

1/22/2018 (Permalink)

Donated inventory must stay dry to reach the hands of people who need the items. Should your charity shop suffer water damage, contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Respond Quickly to Help Restore Your Water Damaged Items

After so much damage from the weather, Santa Rosa Beach business owners forget that the majority of property loss from water comes from much more common sources. Broken pipes are year-round and result in more repair and restoration costs than a hurricane.
Santa Rosa Beach commercial water damage does not only affect area businesses looking to make a profit. Charity shops and donation centers need to be open to raise needed funds and provide services. SERVPRO knows every disaster needs a quick response, especially for those agencies helping residents still rebuilding from last year.
Our response teams can turn off the water and stop the source of the leak if the owner has not already done it. Several team members determine if we can fix the problem. We do not have licensed plumbers, but minor breakdowns we can try to repair. The rest of the team begins the process of removing water from the structure, drying floors and walls, and drying out the donated property.
SERVPRO team members use pumps and extraction wands to draw water off the floors. After we remove it, specialists open the doors and push out any remaining moisture out of the structure with long-handled squeegees.
Now, we can set up dehumidifiers. These devices draw moisture from the air, soaked building material like drywall, and donated inventory items. Each one can remove up to 25 gallons of water each day. To augment the effectiveness of the dehumidifiers, we can set up axial fans to create negative pressure and force the damp, inside air out of the structure.
We maintain drying racks at our offices for large items like curtains, but we can also use them to hang inventory, so the items have more space between them and dry faster. To speed up this process, we can bring in air movers to circulate warm, dry air across the donated inventory.
Our goal is to help every business reopen quickly to support our local communities rebuild and grow. If you need our services, call SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties today at (850) 267-0746. We are here for you.

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Leaky Dental Equipment Requires Commercial Water Removal Services in Santa Rosa Beach

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO acts fast and works around our customers' needs and schedules, allowing you to stay on schedule.

Fast and Efficient Water Removal Services Equals Less Interruption

Caring for your dental patients in Santa Rosa Beach requires a clean and comfortable environment. It is much easier to help patients relax when your equipment functions correctly. A leak in a water line used for oral irrigation or a drain from a basin can pose severe problems to both the state of mind and to the cleanliness of your clinic.

When clinics of any kind in Santa Rosa Beach have problems with broken lines or drains, commercial water removal services help keep the current patient scheduling in place. Keeping your patients' services and care uninterrupted reduces the amount of frustration experienced by your staff and the patients involved.

Opening up in the morning, ready for a new day with patients, only to find that a water line that burst in the middle of the night can stress out even the most experienced dentist staff. However, SERVPRO can help with such matters and bring everything back under control, “Like it never even happened.”

As we extract the pooled water, or small flood, from your floors, we also engage small meters that detect the presence of water. Increased humidity in your clinic can allow microbial populations to explode dramatically, creating increased risk to your patients. We must remove this humidity, also, so we ensure that walls and floors hold no water or excess moisture.

Drying out the area affected by the faulty water line or drain calls for the use of dehumidifiers, air movers, and heating units. We try to keep from disturbing your current patients as much as possible. We always work around our customers' needs and schedules, meaning a strong possibility of keeping current appointments as scheduled for your patients.

Because we always clean up after ourselves, when we leave your premises at the end of a water removal job, your clinic's operations can continue without any further interruption or need to pick up after our crew. SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties hires people who live in our area, meaning we are your neighbors. Each local business is crucial to our economy, and we treat them accordingly. Call us at (850) 267-0746 for the latest in restoration technology. We provide services every hour of every day, year-round.

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Flooding Often Requires Water Removal Services for a Santa Rosa Beach Warehouse

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is prepared to remove water and restore your warehouse from flood damage 24/7, 365 days a year.

Call SERVPRO Immediately after Flood Damage to Minimize the Effects on Your Commercial Space

Floods can occur almost anywhere given the right conditions. When excessive rainfall in the area causes creeks and rivers to rise, or that rainfall is falling on the thoroughly saturated ground, your business could be at risk for flooding damages. When your Santa Rosa Beach warehouse falls victim to flooding conditions, it can be challenging to get a grasp on the full scope of the damages.

The trouble with keeping your warehouse free from this threat is that there are so many points of entry for rising waters to access the facility. With bay doors and man doors throughout the structure, keeping the water out can be an impossible feat. When the water has reached the inside of the building, it does not take long to reach areas to cause costly damage. This circumstance requires professional water removal services for your Santa Rosa Beach building.

Fortunately, our SERVPRO professionals can act quickly when you call to begin fighting the rising waters of your building and removing it entirely. While it might not be feasible to restore the damage that the flooding might have caused to some of the equipment or inventory stored within the warehouse, our team can assure that with the appropriate measures that we take through our water removal and restoration process, we can mitigate further losses for your company.

Our efforts start with preventing further water from getting into the building and removing the source of the problem. From this point, our SERVPRO technicians bring in truck-mounted pumps from our fleet to quickly remove the present pooling water in the facility. This process will very efficiently eliminate most of the water, which gives our team a better look at the restoration efforts that are required to correct the damages fully.

Thoroughly drying the area prevents moisture from lingering in the air, which significantly reduces the possibility of mold from growing. The threat of mold is a common problem that results from just removing the visible pooled water instead of entirely drying out the affected area.

Our team is prepared to handle any water removal emergency that requires our assistance. If you ever find yourself in need of professional restoration services for your warehouse, give SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes and Washington Counties a call. We are available anytime at (850) 267-0746.

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Commercial Water Removal Can Prevent Closure Of Freeport Restaurants

11/26/2017 (Permalink)

Freeport Restaurants often find that one of the essential steps to reopening includes commercial water removal.

Commercial Water Removal

Freeport businesses often worry about their financial health after a severe hurricane season. How quickly restaurants recover in an area can indicate how well an area does overall after such a disastrous event. Also, those restaurants that can return to serving the public quickly can also benefit from restoration of their profits at an earlier date than what other restaurants might experience.

Freeport Restaurants often find that one of the essential steps to reopening includes commercial water removal. Without this crucial step, restaurants might experience only partial success in their overall restoration efforts. The materials remain saturated and allow mold and other problematic situations to develop. Repairs based on damp materials become more likely to fail than those carried out in a dry environment.

SERVPRO keeps the equipment needed for all sizes of disaster ready for immediate action. We are Faster To Any Sized Disaster, so your building's state does not become worse. Our technicians use hand-held monitoring devices, portable suction equipment, massive pumps, and many other items, as well, to remove water and moisture from restaurants.

Water seeps into the tiniest cracks and then spreads as far as possible. When areas become warmer, this water can evaporate and move to other unaffected areas. Because heat works so well in evaporating water, we use it to help us remove water and moisture from buildings such as your restaurant.

Heat on floors and near walls can lift moisture hiding in those surfaces up and away from them, into the air. Air directed with the use of air movers moves that increased humidity where we want it – either outside or into dehumidifiers or desiccant machines. We remove this water and keep it from reintroducing itself to your building.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties wants to restore your building's dry state so complete restoration work has a high success rate. Call us at (850) 267-0746 for our 24-hour services, every day of the year.

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SERVPRO Gets Flood Damaged Hotel Doors in Point Washington Open Faster

11/1/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO works hard to get your hotel doors open as soon as possible after flood damage.

Three Ways SERVPRO Gets You Back in Business Faster

Flood damage to hotels in Point Washington and other parts of the state can cause as many as 50% of locations to never open their doors again, due to lost revenues and extra costs associated with mitigation and restoration services. SERVPRO understands the challenges many hotel owners and managers face in the aftermath of a major storm, so our response strategy has been designed from the ground up to minimize costs and get doors back open as quickly as possible. Here are a few ways we can get you back in business faster.

Insurance Negotiations and Contacts

We maintain healthy relationships with all insurance providers in the area, allowing us to maximize payouts and reduce paperwork for all victims of hotel flood damage in Point Washington. We are careful to make sure insurance adjusters and representatives know exactly what is going on at the job site at all times to confer the most benefits possible to you. We can also act as a medium between you and the insurance company as well, giving a stable and friendly platform for both parties to discuss and negotiate.

The ERP System

One of SERVPRO's unique aspects is our entirely original ERP (Emergency Ready Profile) system, which allows us to store and access a wealth of information online about your locations when time becomes critical. Creating a profile in the ERP system ensures our fastest responses should you ever need our help and services.

Our Mitigation and Restoration Approach

Our overall approach to any flood damage job is one of mitigation and restoration, concepts that are both designed to reduce costs to a minimum and reduce time spent on recovery tasks. We use mitigation tactics to arrive quickly to the site of the disaster, preventing as much damage as possible from happening. Restoration is a blanket term for many tasks in which we work to save and recover your building and furniture without spending big money replacing them.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties is committed to helping local businesses to recover from the effects of flood damage as much as possible. Call us at (850) 267-0746.  

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Prevent Water Damage in Your Santa Rosa Beach Business

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

Don't let a broken hose on your restaurant's dishwasher close your business. Call SERVPRO for a thorough inspection to prevent disasters.

SERVPRO Can BOTH Inspect Your Property For Water Damage Prevention as Well as Remediate Damage After a Disaster

You want to avoid water damage in your restaurant, simply because cleanup can slow or even shut down operations. However, there are a variety of steps you can take to limit exposure and prevent water damage from causing your restaurant to take a rather significant hit.
Throughout the Santa Rosa Beach area, commercial water damage has some usual suspects. Discovering where water might come from, helps prevent damage in the workplace and helps you maintain a quality working environment for your employees.
At SERVPRO we answer calls all of the time concerning broken appliances, pipes and drains, or roofing issues causing damage to many restaurants just like yours. Make an effort to inspect and maintain these areas properly, and you have a better chance of limiting the damages you suffer during an event.
Dishwashers work overtime during prime hours and expose you to water hazards when leaks or malfunctions become a problem. It is easy for hundreds of gallons of water to escape during incidents if no one performs proper maintenance.
SERVPRO technicians can inspect your equipment and search for water leaks throughout your property. We have infrared water detectors to help locate hidden pockets of moisture and get to broken pipes or drains under control before they cause major issues.  
SERVPRO can help you learn which areas you should be concerned about, giving you the knowledge needed to perform visual checks on your own. Any machine or appliance with a water supply line such as ice makers, dishwashers, or other appliances usually produces problems over time.
However, we also respond to a variety of roofing issues after particularly harsh weather. Damage to your roof allows water to enter unprotected areas of your building, producing damage and often leading to mold issues forming in areas that you cannot see.  
Scheduling a full inspection of your property gives you a place to start. Even if you do not have any current problems, having a relationship formed with a local restoration company can mean the difference between getting the help you need or permanently closing your restaurant's doors.  
Contact SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washinton Counties today for additional information about available services and to take advantage of our expertly trained technicians with years of experience. (850) 267-0746

Commercial Flood Damage In Miramar Beach

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

Deodorizing a restaurant is just as important as removing standing water to combat commercial flood damage.

Commercial Flood Damage

Damp odor instantly puts people off of whatever they are eating or drinking. Foul, non-food odors rapidly drive away customers from restaurants and bars. A recurring odor means the death of that business if not dealt with quickly.

Deodorizing a restaurant is just as important as removing standing water to combat commercial flood damage in Miramar Beach. SERVPRO maintains a highly trained, 24-hour response team to remediate the effects of damaging water; physical and odorous. Among the most common sources of odor in flood waters are dirt, garbage, mildew, and sewage.

The first thing our technicians do is identify and remove the origin of the odor. It is important to identify it before cleaning anything in the structure because our chemical cleaners can mask the odors. In most cases, the odor source is building material or a property item that has not dried completely. Technicians use the pumps, extractors, space heaters, and dehumidifiers in our equipment inventory to professionally dry everything. With drying completed, the next step is deodorization. Since there are usually multiple odors from some sources, we use multiple methods to stop, block, cover up, and remove them.

Disinfectants and sanitizers are some of the most common we use. They inhibit fungus, and mold spore growth and our technicians use them after lowering the moisture levels to the point that forces spores to return to a dormant state. Filtration and absorption agents reduce humidity and some types of oil residues. These are activated charcoals and work well in cleaning out odors as part of air filtration units.

Pairing chemicals attach themselves to odor particles. These particles then fall out of the atmosphere and onto surfaces where technicians more easily remove and dispose of them. We use pairing chemicals with ULV (ultra low volume) wet foggers to disperse them. Electrically generated deodorizers mix ozone gas with odor particles to change the chemical structure. These generators remove odors that have penetrated deeply into a structure and are otherwise not removable.

Finally, when we have eliminated every odor possible, technicians use masking agents to cover up remaining, foul odors with a pleasing one. These products come in various smells and are in the form of time release beads. Masking agents are also useful to cover up the smell of other cleaning agents before they eventually fade away.

Removing and cleaning odors left from flooding is a difficult process that requires a professional restoration team. SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington keeps you informed at every step while working to reopen your doors to customers. Call us today at (850) 267-0746.

Fire Damage to Freeport Food Truck

1/31/2017 (Permalink)

Don't let a food truck fire keep your regular customers hungry or looking elsewhere. Call SERVPRO quickly and get back to cooking.

SERVPRO Technicians Remediate Fire Damage in BOTH Small and Large Spaces

Food trucks are a fun and festive addition to the list of dining options for many adventurous eaters these days. If you have invested in this delicious trend, fire damage to your food truck can mean business ruin unless you count the fire restoration experts from SERVPRO on your team.
Commercial fire damage to your food truck can be restored by the trained technicians from our team quickly, getting you back to the business of feeding your fans’ cravings. Our staff will assess the severity of the fire damage, ready to advise you and your insurance company as to the best plan to get you back behind the grill. The small area of the truck will mean that repairs and restoration can happen in a matter of days, or even hours, if the fire damage was well contained. Before your loyal customers even realize your troubles, you can be back on the road again, bringing joy to locals and tourists alike.
Professional attention to the problems presented by a fire in your food truck is the wise course. Packed into a very compact area is all the equipment and tools you need to make the dishes that are building your reputation. SERVPRO technicians are highly skilled and able to determine whether specialized ovens, cooktops, or fryers can be cleaned up to be put back in action or must be repaired or replaced after the fire. Once those decisions are made, our cleaning crews will take the interior of the food truck from grimy and sooty back to the bright and functional space you were proud to work within and show off to your customers. The safe drivability of the food truck after the fire damage will also need to be established. If your food truck experienced its fire damage near your garage or home, we will also inspect the areas of that structure to ensure no hidden damage impairs the security of the building.
The team at SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington look forward to a challenge, including restoring a fire damaged food truck. Call (850) 267-0746 and then relax, knowing our crew is ready to turn a tough situation around.

SERVPRO's ERP In Commercial Water Damage Scenarios for Bonifay

12/6/2016 (Permalink)

The ERP Mobile App from SERVPRO Mitigates Commercial Water Damage Your Bonifay Enterprise

Be Ready in Case of a Water Damaging Event to Your Business

As America has increasingly become reliant on digital resources for everything from clothes-shopping to restaurant evaluation, so to has SERVPRO modernized since its humble beginnings in the late 1960's and early 1970's. Our latest innovation comes in the form of the ERP or Emergency Ready Profile. This system is designed to aggregate relevant information for future use, and when disaster strikes, quickly transfer it to our technicians. The program keeps assigned profiles for separate locations, allowing you to manage multiple buildings or businesses easily. One of its most common uses is for water damage, where floor plans, contact information, shutoff valves, and many other factors come into play that can easily be imputed within a profile.
Shutoff and Control Valves
In Bonifay commercial water damage where the water originates from a pipe or main, knowing the locations of and quickly accessing water shutoff and control valves is a vital step in preventing further damage from occurring and reducing the time taken for extraction. Normally, our technicians must search for these valves on-site or find a building plan. With the ERP, they can have access to these schemes and locations before they even arrive, saving time and cutting off damage at its source. In addition to valves, water pipes, fire sprinkler systems, and mains may present problems, and having plans uploaded to the ERP helps our technicians to identify their locations quickly.
Contact Information
The ERP also helps to aggregate contact numbers and information, whether for emergency services, insurance representatives, tenants, or any other relevant individuals or companies. When you need it most, this vital information will be quickly available to both you and SERVPRO, accessible from any device at any time.
Floor Plans
Heavily damaged buildings can prove difficult to navigate, especially in floods where furniture and objects have been knocked into pathways. By uploading blueprints or floor plans, you allow our technicians to see full technical drawings and details of the building, facilitating easy navigation and better planning.
SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington helps local businesses to overcome severe damage with quality service and fast response times. For more information about the ERP or our help, call us at (850) 267-0746.

Structural Damages that can Affect Almost Any Office in Bonifay

11/19/2016 (Permalink)

Insure Your Bonifay Office Against Water Damage

SERVPRO Gets Your Water Damaged Business Going Again

Office buildings and environments vary wildly in style, layout, materials, and structural specifications, making some blanket assumptions about water damage difficult to justify in every scenario. Most office buildings luckily fit into a few key profiles, but we can only really know what treatments will be necessary once our technicians are on-site and able to examine the damage. However, here are some of the most common structural issues we remedy in an office setting.

Most offices have at least some carpeting in them, which is, unfortunately, one of the most vulnerable targets in Bonifay commercial water damage cases. Carpeting easily absorbs water and warps once dried out, often tearing apart and off of tack strips that hold it down. Although most types of flooring are vulnerable to flood damage and water damage in general, carpeting is salvaged less often than other types. However, in many cases, rugs and carpets not fixed to the floor may be more readily restored.
Wood Supports
In some flooding cases, wooden supports and columns can present a serious safety hazard. If not dealt with carefully, these may fail, triggering a partial or full collapse. This is especially prevalent in older buildings, where waterproof materials and resistant laminates are less common. Wood is also highly susceptible to mold damage and must be treated accordingly to stop growth. Our SERVPRO technicians can deal with mold remediation.
Foundational Damage
Perhaps the most consistent feature among office buildings is the presence of a solid foundation. During water damage, a foundation may end up taking on accidental damage, especially if prior issues had existed. If not properly dealt with, these problems could potentially lead to a total collapse. Fast water extraction and damage assessment is key in making sure these issues don't blow up into larger ones.
Quick to respond to any disaster, SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington is ready when you need us most. If your office has taken on water damage, please contact us as soon as possible at (850) 267-0746.


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