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

11/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Use Our Expertise to Finally Get Control of the Mold and Moisture Situation in Your Gym When the locker room still smells musty even after it has been cleaned or you see patches of mold, it is time to contact SERVPRO for remediation.

Finding Commercial Mold Damage in Your Santa Rosa Beach Gym Requires Professional Remediation

While cleaning your gym's locker and shower facilities in Santa Rosa Beach is a regular occurrence, discovering substantial amounts of microbial growth should raise concerns. Small amounts are quite reasonable and easily removed. A long weekend of closure and an absence of cleaning during a holiday does not mean that microbes also enjoyed a vacation.
 
Gyms and other locations where showering takes place, including private pools, can experience substantial problems with commercial mold damage in Santa Rosa Beach. SERVPRO technicians know highly effective methods in which to get this situation back under control. Returning the microbial population to a healthy state takes specialized equipment.
 
Sandblasting is effective at removing rust from corroded metal pieces, and we use a similar technique to remove mold. Dry ice pellets work in two ways to rid an area of mold growth. It is extremely cold and freezes the mold particles and their spores on contact, killing the mold and rendering the spores unable to spread. The impact of the dry ice pellets also removes the mold from the surfaces we work on during the remediation. Once removed, we vacuum them up with HEPA filtered vacuums. These contain the mold and the spores, keeping them safely away from uncontaminated areas of your facility.
 
Mold can grow almost anywhere, including painted concrete. We treat the same areas that experienced mold damage with select microbial inhibitors, specially chosen for their effectiveness and safety. We can explain to you or your employees about different cleansers that effectively help to prevent mold from reappearing.
 
Because mold needs moisture to grow, shower rooms often succumb to mold damage. Keeping it under control requires regular cleaning. If needed, we can treat the area on a schedule that works for you. Preventing mold growth is often much less costly than remediation of mold damage. We can discuss options that help prevent its recurrence.
 
SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties provides professional mold damage remediation services to all types of businesses in Sandestin, Watercolors, and Seagrove. We are experienced in working alongside our customers' employees, as well as around their clients. Call us for skilled remediation services at (850) 267-0746, day or night, year round.

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Don't Overlook Mold in Your Miramar Beach Commercial Property

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Don't Overlook Mold in Your Miramar Beach Commercial Property Damp and humid conditions create a breeding ground for mold. Call SERVPRO to eliminate mold at its source.

Miramar Business Owners: Commercial Mold Damage gets Worse the Longer you Leave it

Keeping an eye on your commercial property is an often overlooked aspect of business ownership. With hundreds of things to look out for (revenues, profits, staff, and customers) it is easy for general wear and tears to become problematic. None more so than with mold which tends to appear and rapidly proliferate in a small time; often unnoticed except for that tell-tale musty odor.

It can be tempting to avoid dealing with commercial mold damage in Miramar, especially in the city's older properties. However, hoping it goes away by itself is wishful thinking. SERVPRO is a fully licensed commercial restorer with IIRC certified technicians in odor control and mold assessment & remediation. We have years of experience dealing in small and large-scale commercial property restoration with the resources to get the job done effectively.

Mold grows when otherwise negligible mold spores come into contact with damp spots. In a moist, humid environment these spores grow into fungi, producing an unpleasant odor and becoming an eye-sore. The first step SERVPRO takes on arrival is to locate the source of moisture and shut it off. Failure to do so makes any remediation meaningless due to the high likelihood of mold returning after work is complete.

An effective removal method for mold is intense agitation using chemical and water-based cleaners. Without the proper preparation, agitation can cause mold spores to spread into otherwise unaffected areas of your property. We cordon off areas using physical barriers or negative air pressure to prevent that from happening.

Odor control technicians are trained to deal with commercial properties of all shapes and sizes. Usually, SERVPRO employs water-based foggers to clear your indoor air-quality and restore your business. In more severe cases we may bring in chemical foggers that neutralize odor or Ozone generators.

Our technicians are extensively trained to combat mold growth and can get your business back on track sooner than you might think. Call SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746 now.

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What, Water Damage, Not Fire Damage in a Miramar Beach Candle Shop?

10/17/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What, Water Damage, Not Fire Damage in a Miramar Beach Candle Shop? No One Holds a Candle to SERVPRO for Water Loss Recovery in Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach Commercial Water Damage Services Can Save Your Candle Shop

Excess water from a pipe burst stands in the showroom of your candle shop. You had to close down due to the amount of water. We are trained professionals that can get your business back in full operation quickly. Allowing water to sit for more than 48 hours can cause further damages to your floors, walls, and foundation so contact us right away. Plus, moisture can cause mold growth, which can cause health effects.

SERVPRO in Miramar Beach offers reliable commercial water damage restoration services that can restore your building when possible. Our crew can use portable or truck-mounted extractors, wands or pumps to extract water fast. After they remove the water from the affected areas, they can begin to dry the structure. The team may employ air movers and axial fans to speed up the drying phase. Plus, they set dehumidifiers to reduce moisture by absorbing water vapor.
 
Our team may need to pack-out contents such as display cases, tables, candles, gift sets, candle holders, diffusers, incense to protect your merchandise from damages. This is done under extreme conditions and typically fast water extraction can reduce the need for more complex tasks. The techs itemize and categorize everything they remove from your store. Plus, they label and wrap all contents and store them safely on or off-site and return them after they finish the job. Also, our techs can use a bar-code system along with tagging to keep an accurate account of every item they pack-out from your shop. The use of bar-codes and tracking can also help with your insurance claim.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians are highly efficient and understand that your shop needs to be open for you to make money. You can expect them to work fast to get you back in business. We know that you are losing revenue when your store closes, and foot traffic may go elsewhere to purchase goods, so we strive to get the job done as soon as possible.
 
SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties commercial water damage services can return your candle shop to its preloss condition when possible. Call us 24/7 at (850) 267-0746. We can make it look "Like it never even happened."

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

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

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

Professional Restoration for Water Damage at Your Santa Rosa Beach School

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

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

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

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

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

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

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

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

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

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

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

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Commercial Water Removal For Santa Rosa Beach Businesses

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal For Santa Rosa Beach Businesses 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)

Commercial Remediating Commercial Water Damage in Santa Rosa Beach 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)

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

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

Commercial Commercial Water Removal Can Prevent Closure Of Freeport Restaurants 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)

Commercial SERVPRO Gets Flood Damaged Hotel Doors in Point Washington Open Faster 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)

Commercial Prevent Water Damage in Your Santa Rosa Beach Business 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)

Commercial Commercial Flood Damage In Miramar Beach 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)

Commercial Fire Damage to Freeport Food Truck 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)

Commercial SERVPRO's ERP In Commercial Water Damage Scenarios for Bonifay 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)

Commercial Structural Damages that can Affect Almost Any Office in Bonifay 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.

Carpeting
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.