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Why Santa Rosa Beach's Coastal Community Benefit from the Experience of SERVPRO Restoration Services

9/12/2019 (Permalink)

flood damaged bedroom If your home experiences flooding or other emergencies like fire, water or mold damage, your best decision is to immediately contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Offers Many Helpful Services to the Local Santa Rosa Community

Enlisting professional restoration services means giving your Santa Rosa beach home the best chance of a full-recovery after water, fire, mold or storm damages. To achieve those goals, a restorer needs qualifications, training, and experience in commercial and residential restoration. Florida is one of the many states in the US that issues state licenses for mold remediation, BioHazard removal, and other restoration services. SERVPRO of N.Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties holds the required licenses as well as essential expertise for quality home restoration here in Florida. Our operations manager, Greg Cartwright, alone holds thirty years worth of experience in assessing, operating, and restoring property damages. Contact us today by dialing our emergency number for expert assistance

Storm

Florida homeowners experience extreme weather conditions during specific periods of the year. These dangerous weather events can cause flash flooding, property, and vehicle damages as well as bringing contaminated materials into your home. Commonly, these events occur out-of-hours, which is why SERVPRO large loss teams are available on call throughout the night in emergencies.

The combination of high winds with flash flooding is capable of causing permanent structural storm damage to your Santa Rosa Beach home. Often, major surgery is required from general contractors and remodelers to repair some, or all, of your property. Immediately after flooding, the property may be unsafe, or unsanitary, preventing vital work from being carried out and prolonging your temporary relocation from the property. SERVPRO technicians can create a safe working space allowing third-party contractors to get straight to work.

SERVPRO restoration services are capable of scoping the property before third-party contractors and establishing a safe workspace. We can restore the power to your Santa Rosa Beach property, remove electrical safety hazards, and check floors for waterlogging or structural weakening. Where contaminated flood water has entered the home, our technicians can enter the property wearing personal protective equipment, disinfect and dispose of contaminated items before thoroughly deodorizing the property which allows contractors to begin work, and you, to get your home back quicker.

Water

Coastal towns create humid environments for residents, which can make water damage in your Santa Rosa Beach property, especially harmful. Modern water restoration services require not only appropriate drying equipment but also a strong knowledge of how microbial growth can ramp up the severity of property damages in a short space of time. SERVPRO water restoration technicians (WRT) are trained to control relative humidity levels in the home to prevent microbial growth while your Santa Rosa Beach property is dried.

Restorers working with water incidents rely on the principle of moisture seeking out dry areas. By using equipment to encourage this process, a SERVPRO water technician can speed up drying times in your home, mitigating losses and reducing the likelihood of microbial growth. Raising the temperature of floors and walls can encourage embedded moisture to rise to the surface where increased airflow causes it to evaporate into the air.

SERVPRO create these conditions using equipment with heating elements like rapid air-movers and portable extraction units. This process helps to remove moisture that is absorbed into porous materials like drywall, fabrics, or furnishings. However, it does create a secondary issue of increasing relative humidity in the affected area of your Santa Rosa home. Our restoration services mitigate against microbial growth by maintaining a relative humidity of 60% or less using dehumidification equipment or an open system drying method. This method ensures that the increased moisture content of the surrounding air is continuously exchanged with drier air preventing, secondary issues like mold growth.

Mold

In Santa Rosa Beach, mold remediation services require a special license ordained by the state of Florida. SERVPRO owns the requisite licenses to carry out restoration services for mold damage in Santa Rosa Beach legally and professionally. Our technicians are adept at finding the sources of damage as well as cleaning away visible signs of microbial growth. At the end of a service, we can thoroughly deodorize the affected area, or the entire house, to re-establish a sanitary living environment.

The spread of microbial growth in a property begins with microscopic mold spores. These spores are exceptionally lightweight and travel through your Santa Rosa home on indoor air currents. Usually, microbes are harmless. However, when they come into contact with moisture, they can propagate quickly and affect indoor air quality. SERVPRO mold restoration technicians can temporarily remove structural barriers to make accurate assessments about the extent of damage in your property.

One of the primary methods of cleaning away microbial growth is through chemical agents. By agitating soiling with disinfectant cleaning solution, a SERVPRO technician can effectively remove molds from walls, ceilings, and flooring. During this process, we use negative air pressure to prevent the spread of mold spores into unaffected areas of the home. Porous materials tend to be affected more severely than non-porous ones, but our Esporta washing machines can remove up to 99% of soiling from valuable fabrics and materials. 

Fire  

Coastal properties, like those in Santa Rosa Beach, are often built using finished natural materials like wood. These construction materials are likely to be more heavily affected by fires than those made from brick and mortar. When you experience fire damage in your Santa Rosa Beach home, there may be a large amount of charring to structural components like decking, door, and window frames, as well more common areas of damage like walls and ceilings. 

Our restoration services for fire-related incidents cover cleaning, removal, and replacement of smoke residues and charred surfaces in all but major incidents. We can use pressure washing as well as sandblasting to help remove charring from materials along with the unpleasant appearance and odor. Any materials that need disposal can be bagged up by a SERVPRO technician and taken with us at the end of service.

After the initial phase of fire restoration services is complete, SERVPRO can begin procedures that bring your home back to its preloss condition. These may include refinishing wooden surfaces or replacing flooring and decking. Our odor control technicians (OCT) can set to work removing any residual odors that remain after soot and smoke residues are cleaned away using thermal ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers to restore indoor air quality and bring your home back to its pre-incident condition.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties has a combined 56 years experience in restoration services of Florida's residential and commercial communities. Contact us today at (850) 267-0746.

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