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Celebrate The Spirit Of Vacation Rentals In Miramar Beach

11/9/2020 (Permalink)

Miramar Beach skyline We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Celebrate The Spirit Of Vacation Rentals.

Enjoy A Relaxing Day In Miramar Beach And Celebrate The Vacation Rentals Industry

The vacation rentals industry has had a challenging year. The Spirit of VR Roadshow is all about showing support for companies and employees in this industry, thanks to a series of fun, relaxed events throughout the Florida panhandle. The roadshow rolls up to Baytowne Wharf Boulevard, Miramar Beach, on Tuesday, November 10. Come check out the fully decked-out RV, which includes:

    •    Lounge chairs and hammocks to relax on.
    •    Happy hour gatherings.
    •    Food trucks to stave off hunger.
    •    A pop-up tent.
    •    And cornhole games.

Come and enjoy some tropical vacation vibes to brighten the winter months. The RV is visiting several locations, so you can attend more than once if you wish!?

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties supports the wonderful beachside and resort businesses of this uniquely beautiful area. For help with water cleanup and removal in your Miramar Beach property, call us at (850) 267-0746.

How Do Miramar Beach Homeowners Deal With Damage from a Kitchen Faucet Leak?

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

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Miramar Beach Water Mitigation Services Provided by SERVPRO Can Minimize Damage to Under-Sink Cabinets

The most persistent kitchen leaks can be in hard to reach areas for Miramar Beach homeowners. Whether the leak comes from a tiny perforation in a supply line or a loose connection between pipes, small water damages can lead to unpleasant odors, mold growth, and damaged cabinet interiors that can create significant repair and replacement costs over time.

SERVPRO technicians are certified to perform water mitigation for Miramar Beach homeowners that adheres to Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) specifications.

How Can Homeowners Inspect and Maintain a Kitchen Faucet?
    •    Inspect the faucet and turn off the water supply to your sink before disassembling.
    •    Open your faucet after shutting off the water to relieve pressure inside the plumbing and ensure that water is completely off.
    •    Take photos or video as needed to help you keep track of small parts, or arrange them in the order that they were removed. Make sure the drains are covered to prevent the loss of small parts.
    •    After reassembling the faucet, open shutoff valves slowly to turn water on and the leave the faucet open. This process ensures that there is no more air in the pipes.

Can SERVPRO Professionals Remediate Water Damage to Cabinetry?
The technicians at SERVPRO can clean and dry water-damaged cabinet interiors by first removing toe-kicks and drilling small holes for ventilation. If water damage on the floor or subfloor is a concern, techs can inspect under structures with thermal imaging cameras.

Water stains and light odors can be remediated with EPA-registered biocides. Depending on the size and openness of your kitchen layout, a drying chamber made of polypropylene may be erected to contain air movement and dehumidification to a smaller space.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties is prepared to ensure that your home looks and feels, “Like it never even happened.” Call the team at (850) 267-0746 for rapid disaster cleanup.

Is Keeping the Washing Machine in your Santa Rosa Beach home in Good Order Important?

9/26/2020 (Permalink)

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When Your Washer Works Well It Can Prevent Household Flooding and Water Damage in Santa Rosa Beach

Appliances are one of the top reasons for water intrusions in homes. Washing machine malfunctions and leaky hoses can cause quite a bit of damage to Santa Rosa Beach residents. Keeping appliances in good working order can prevent that from happening.

What Can Homeowners Do to Maintain Their Washers?
Water damage repair services in Santa Rosa Beach can be destructive and costly. You can’t always prevent water intrusions into your home, but you can do your best to make sure they do not happen. Properly caring for your washer can go a long way to stop problems.

When you maintain your washer, it helps avoid breakdowns that can lead to leaks and water damage. But there are things you can do to extend the life of your machine. These steps also prevent the need for emergency water mitigation.
•    Check the hoses – Do this regularly and look for fraying, cracks, and leaking around the connections.
•    Machine placement – make sure the washer is at least 4” inches from the wall to prevent kinks in the hose.
•    Balance the washer – An off-balance washer can rock and vibrate. This can damage the machine and the floor.
•    Clean the washer – You can purchase a washing machine cleaner that you use while the machine is empty. A water, vinegar, and baking soda solution works too.
•    Air it out – Leave the lid open for a bit after running a load. This prevents mold and mildew from developing.
•    Clean the lint filter – Keeping this clean ensures your washing machine runs efficiently.
•    Wash correctly – Use the right detergent for the machine and do not overload it.
•    Consider a drip pan - A drip pan can prevent water damage, especially if your laundry room is on a higher level.

SERVPRO understands the problems that cause the need for water damage repair. Many of these situations can be prevented with some forethought and effort. Take time to care for your washing machine and other appliances. It could save you time and trouble in the long run.

Contact SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746 for professional water damage repair service. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

How Does the Right Pump Get Selected for Water Removal in Miramar Beach?

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

Water damager after flooding in house with furniture floating Choosing the right submersible pump can make a considerable difference and the efficiency of extraction and water removal for your home.

Dozens of extractors can get used in your water-damaged Miramar Beach home after a disaster, and we work quickly to determine the best option.

There are many considerations in choosing or installing the correct pump for your Miramar Beach residence after a water or flood loss. Understanding the needs of the property and the current damage conditions allows our technicians to respond to the emergency by choosing the appropriate water removal equipment. Pumps play a vital role in the extraction of standing water, which can ultimately be a damaging situation For your structure.

Regarding water removal for Miramar Beach homes and condos, there are multiple choices that we can make. For situations where solids or debris might be present, trash pumps with a higher gallon per minute rating might be best. The length of hose needed to reach the appropriate drain point is also a consideration that must get made because often, the most powerful of our units can have the shortest discharge lines. Clean water conditions often benefit from the application of electric submersible pumps.

Are Electric Submersible Pumps the Best?

In situations where standing water exceeds two inches in depth, we can use submersible pumps to remove this threat. There are multiple advantages to choosing electric submersible pumps, but these machines' versatility is often their most significant benefit. With several models and types of electric pumps in our inventory, the range of available power and productivity makes these machines among the most heavily used and water restoration efforts. Electric pumps can:

    •    Range from ¾ to 4" hose
    •    Move 100 - 18,000 gallons of water per hour based on size
    •    Operate on 115-volt power supply
    •    Provide continuous operation

Choosing the right submersible pump can make a considerable difference and the efficiency of extraction and water removal for your home. You can trust in the response and industry-leading equipment of our SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties team. Give us a call today at (850) 267-0746.

Why Does Humidity Matter with Water Leaks in Santa Rosa Beach?

7/19/2020 (Permalink)

water creating a puddle outside of a shower cabin Water damage, if not cleaned up properly, can lead to other devastating effects to your home. Contact SERVPRO immediately for quick remediation.

SERVPRO Monitors Drying Conditions for Your Santa Rosa Beach Home to Mitigate Water Damage

Following unwanted water exposure, adequately drying the impacted rooms in your Santa Rosa Beach home becomes of utmost priority. Being near the beach, you have to deal with higher-than-average humidity levels even without excessive levels of moisture. Adding to the humidity with a leak can cause extensive harm if not tended to right away.  Understanding the importance of humidity levels helps property owners understand some of the drying processes.

What is the Difference Between Specific and Relative Humidity?

Attaining the proper humidity levels in your Santa Rosa Beach home enables technicians to complete the restoration process more efficiently and helps to mitigate secondary damage such as mold growth or permanently damaged drywall. Specific humidity is the actual amount of moisture in the air measured in grains of moisture per pound of air (gpp). On the other hand, relative humidity measures the amount of moisture the air can hold based on the temperature of the room.

Why Does It Help to Know Both Relative and Specific Humidity?

  • Relative humidity helps drying specialists determine optimal room temperature.
  • Technicians use a percentage range to create an RH goal between 30% and 50%.
  • Specific humidity levels change as you dry the structure, ideally decreasing.
  • Technicians can calculate specific humidity coming straight from the dehumidifier to make sure it works properly to decrease moisture levels in the air.

Our SERVPRO technicians understand the specific concepts of Psychrometry and use both relative humidity and specific humidity to determine drying goals that they measure throughout the restoration process. Our goal is to make it, "Like it never even happened."

For assistance dealing with water damage, Contact SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746.

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What Cleaning Must Occur After Water Damage in My Santa Rosa Beach Condo?

6/9/2020 (Permalink)

Living room carpet flooding We can provide a fast and reliable response to water losses that affect area homes and businesses.

Water Damage in My Santa Rosa Beach Condo

If you have not experienced the damage that water losses can do in a Santa Rosa Beach condo or home, you might not realize how vital professional cleaning can be after these loss incidents. While our SERVPRO professionals can offer efficient and effective restoration solutions for burst pipes and other leaks that can damage your home, we also have a division of skilled cleaning technicians to return your residence to preloss condition.

No matter how a loss occurs, water cleanup in Santa Rosa Beach condos is a vital element to restoration. With many of the premier construction materials used in your unit to provide its unique appeal, reconstruction and repairs should get avoided whenever possible. Lessening the impact of water losses in your condo involves a fast and confident response to ensure that mitigation solutions like extraction and content management get started as soon as possible.

What Must Happen Before Cleaning Can Begin?

As you might suspect, we cannot begin by doing the final cleanup and restoration of your condo when our SERVPRO team first arrives. There are several steps involved in any level of restoration, so we must complete these specific steps before efforts like carpet and surface cleaning can have the appropriate lasting effects. Some of the mitigation solutions that we must complete include:

    •    Extraction – Removing water is the priority when our technicians first arrive, as standing water can lead to the deterioration of exposed materials and elevate moisture levels to promote the growth of microbial colonies.
    •    Drying – Removing moisture and water from materials involves multiple tools and equipment in our extensive inventory. Cleaning surfaces and flooring materials like carpets is an ineffective practice without first ensuring that the material can be restored successfully.
    •    Controlled Demolition – With many water loss incidents, structural damage is inevitable. Before cleaning and restoration can begin, many of these damaged materials must get removed and discarded.

Does Cleaning Carpets Help After Water Damage?

Cleaning up the carpeted floors in your condo after a water loss incident can substantially improve the look and feel of the flooring. Not only can this premier cleaning service help to address the damage that water losses can introduce but can also help to overcome years of foot traffic and soiling that might affect the vibrancy of the color for the carpet or its softness. Some of the targeted areas include:

    •    Residues – Heavy water saturation can introduce new particulates and sediments into carpeted floors that did not exist beforehand. Also, minerals in the water can often leave residues on carpets that can be difficult to overcome with surface cleaning techniques.
    •    Staining – Minerals and additives to the public drinking water supply can also leave discoloration and staining. Yellow and orange hues can be pronounced on drywall, ceiling tiles, and carpeted floors.
    •    Soiling – Years of dirt, dander, and debris carried in on shoes and with pets can create a layer of soiling against the base of carpet fibers. Cleaning can break this layer loose and remove it.

What Happens to My Belongings During Water Restoration?

Content management is another aspect of cleaning after a water loss incident that should not get overlooked. Recovering exposed belongings can help you prevent costlier losses and reduce the possibility of irreparable damage to your most valuable items and keepsakes. Content management offers an item-by-item evaluation of your belongings to determine the best solution to keep them safe and restore any existing damage that might have already occurred. Potential restoration options include:

    •    On-Site Relocation – Migrating water can threaten your belongings. If possessions have not already gotten exposed to water, it is possible to relocate these items to other areas of the residence to prevent exposure and the subsequent damage.
    •    On-Site Restoration and Cleaning – Surface cleaning and drying can happen on-site, often as part of a more universal restoration approach that seeks to dry out an entire region of the house or remove a lingering odor.
    •    Off-Site Recovery – Through our pack-out process, we can offer focused attention, drying, deodorization, and cleaning for your possessions at our climate-controlled SERVPRO warehouse facility.

How Necessary is Post-Construction Cleaning?

Reconstruction and repairs are often necessary after substantial water loss incidents. Construction work can often leave your condo dusty and dirty, even with skilled contractors as we have in-house. Post-construction cleaning can help to wipe down all exposed surfaces and put the final touches on making water losses “Like it never even happened.”

We can provide a fast and reliable response to water losses that affect area homes and businesses. Give our SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties team a call today at (850) 267-0746.

Should I Create a Plan for Water Damage Emergencies in My Santa Rosa Beach School?

4/11/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage in Commercial Businesses and Schools Many schools need to deal with water damage or mold issues as the school year goes on. Contact SERVPRO for effective remediation.

SERVPRO Helps Commercial Businesses and Schools Be Proactive with Professional Restoration for Water Damage Issues

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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What Actions Are Necessary After Water Damage in Santa Rosa Beach?

4/2/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO for effective water removal and remediation. When water damage affects your home, whether from outside or inside sources, contact SERVPRO for effective water removal and remediation.

SERVPRO Offers Several Steps Towards Remediation Success

When water from clean sources such as plumbing lines or household equipment spills into a home, it is not likely to contaminate the affected areas. However, it still leaves debris and can cause stains thus necessitating thorough cleaning after the incident. With our IICRC certified restoration services, we can help you deal with the damage "Like it never even happened."

The carpet is most likely to be affected during cases of water damage in Santa Rosa Beach because no matter where the leak starts, the water ends up on the ground. Besides, a wider range of problems affects carpets compared to other floor materials such as wood. Some of these problems include soiling, staining, stretching and delaminating. Our SERVPRO technicians evaluate the issue and take the correct measures. For example, we remove any materials such as area rugs immediately we arrive at your property to prevent staining. In case, stains have already formed, we start the removal process when still wet.

Restorative cleaning is necessary and depends on the kind of surface and the type of soiling. Pressure washing is usually sufficient on hard surfaces. For carpeted areas, a combination of techniques might be necessary considering its porous nature that leads to the absorption of some of the debris that soils it. Mold also develops easily on carpets after extended exposure to high moisture levels. Since the water extractors that we use have heating capabilities, our SERVPRO technicians can perform a thorough cleaning on affected carpets. We also treat the carpet and floor with an EPA-registered disinfectant inhibiting microbial growth and preventing bad odor.

Cleaning is a significant part of any restoration, but the job is not complete if the property is not dried to preloss levels. While most of the property is easy to dry using air movers and dehumidifiers, wall cavities and other hidden areas can be stubborn. You might notice slight wicking of water near the baseboards. However, it is not an automatic sign of water trapped in the walls. Our SERVPRO technicians remove the baseboard, and if there is water inside, we drill 1½-inch holes between each stand then connect a wall venting system to air movers drying off all the excess moisture.

Restoring water-damaged property can be hectic. Call SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746 to assist you. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Inspecting the Condition of Wet Wood in Santa Rosa Beach Homes

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

Subflooring pulled up in a room with water under the subflooring. Water damage to your Santa Rosa Beach home will be hard to deal with, let us help you be effective with everything including your flooring.

Let SERVPRO inspect all aspects of your Santa Rosa Beach home after water damage.

There are hundreds of drying decisions that our SERVPRO team must make with every water loss incident they encounter in Santa Rosa Beach homes. As challenging as these circumstances can be when substantial migration has already occurred, swift action can help to reduce further property damage and protect expensive flooring options like oak, maple, and cherry natural planks.

Water removal in Santa Rosa Beach homes might not always refer to excessive standing water where loss incidents have occurred. The cellulose in hardwood planks from these tree species can make absorption happen quickly, which can make a substantial recovery obstacle for our responding technicians. Identifying the condition of wood plank flooring can help to determine what steps are necessary to reduce your cost in restoration and prevent unnecessary tear-out and reconstruction.

Removing Water from Hardwood Planks 

When caught early enough, our SERVPRO technicians can remove trapped moisture from wood planks. Before moisture soaks through to the subflooring material, we can utilize a combination of drying mats and tenting materials like poly sheeting together to help remove present moisture. Monitoring is critical during this process, as it is not tricky to over-dry the wood and cause equally damaging conditions. We use surface moisture meters inside the tent with the drying mats to regularly monitor the moisture removal process.

Physical Deformation and Structural Damage

The presence of water in wood planks of flooring is manageable until the moisture molecules bond with the composition of the wood. Now free moisture becomes bound water molecules, and physical damage ensues. Early damage to the flooring shows at the seams where planks press together, usually swelling or distorting along these seams. In these situations, the only suitable solution is removal by our qualified team of in-house contractors. These same professionals can also install the new flooring planks when restoration nears completion.

Water losses can be a damaging situation for your home, and this can become even worse when saturated wood flooring does not get dried quickly enough. Give our SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties rapid response team a call 24/7 at (850) 267-0746.

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Restoring Your Water Damaged Santa Rosa Beach Home

2/15/2020 (Permalink)

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Reducing Soils and Tracking When Restoring Santa Rosa Beach Homes

As restoration technicians helping your Santa Rosa Beach home to look and feel like it did before a disaster, we must not undo the work that we have started with bad practices and careless actions. Cross-contamination between a workspace and clean areas of a residence can be bad enough during restoration, but soiling and tracking of dirt and debris in the house could get much worse when technicians are continually entering and exiting the structure. Proper planning techniques can help.

Much of the successes that our SERVPRO team has experienced in recovery and water cleanup for Santa Rosa Beach homes stems from our preparedness for each given situation. One of the ways that we can reduce our damaging footprint in your home during restoration processes is to establish a staging area near to the damaged zones. This room can fit the full measure of our recovery tools, products, and machines until the right phase gets reached to use them.

One of the primary advantages of establishing this staging area is a noticeable reduction in foot traffic from the damaged zone in your house to the service vehicles and production trucks outside. When our team first arrives at your residence, we can bring in all of the extraction, drying, and recovery tools that we need into this safe and clean area for temporary storage during mitigation and later recovery steps. Even with booties covering our shoes walking through non-damaged regions of your residence, dirt transference is still possible with enough trips in and out of the house getting equipment and products on an as-needed basis.

There are many ways that our professionals are working to make the restoration process as efficient as possible for our customers. By establishing a staging area when we begin our water recovery efforts, you get the maximum efficiency of drying and water extraction, but also reduce the need for carpet cleaning and further restoration in otherwise undamaged rooms of the house. Give our SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties team a call anytime that you need us at (850) 267-0746.

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When a Leaking Pipe Causes Water Damage in Santa Rosa

11/12/2019 (Permalink)

water gushing through broken copper pipe When pipes burst, water damage happens quickly. Inspect your plumbing often for signs of leaks.

How to Ensure Proper Water Damage Remediation in Your Santa Rosa Beach Residence

Water loss incidents caused by burst or leaking pipes can leave excess water in many areas of your home. Water can ruin appliances, carpets, walls, wood flooring, and other items. It can also degrade sheathing, weaken drywall, and soak insulation. Most articles and surfaces that water touches are prone to damage and may require restoration.

Proper remediation of water damage in your Santa Rosa Beach home is essential. If done unprofessionally, it can lead to serious structural issues and an unhealthy living environment because of mold growth. Homeowner’s insurance policies provide coverage for water loss incidents, so there is no need to panic after seeing the destruction. If you know water restoration basics, then you can do part of the work. Some of the steps you can perform are:

  • Finding the source of the leak and stopping it
  • Using equipment like a shop vac to extract the water
  • Removing all waterlogged materials from the area
  • Placing fans in the affected rooms to increase air circulation
  • Throwing away severely damaged items

Your knowledge determines how much water damage restoration you can handle without professional support. Moisture can seep into concealed areas and continue destroying the contents and structures of your home. It is necessary to use moisture detection tools, like thermal imaging cameras, to find out how water traveled in a structure. That’s where a professional restoration company like SERVPRO comes in. With our moisture detection tools, we can detect moisture otherwise not discovered, enabling our technicians to address hard to spot issues.

Moisture affects materials differently. Our technicians understand how buildings are put together and can, therefore, dry your home effectively. Using well-documented procedures and the most appropriate equipment, we can help you save cherished belongings and prevent further damage to the building materials of your home. Our experts can use axial air movers to expedite the drying process. These devices move large volumes of air across large spaces. We then use dehumidification equipment to eliminate water vapor from the air. After the drying process is complete, our SERVPRO technicians perform a final inspection to ensure that no moisture is left.

For same-day water removal services, contact SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746. We can deal with the water loss to make it “Like it never even happened.”     

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Our Team Has The Experience And Skills To Restore Your Santa Rosa Beach Home

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

Two dehumidifiers and two air movers drying up water damage in a hallway We use our dehumidifiers and air movers as part of our drying process after water damage strikes a property. Call us right away we are available 24/7.

Repairing Portions of a Damaged Santa Rosa Beach Bathroom

Once you have experienced a substantial water loss incident in one of the bathrooms of your Santa Rosa Beach home, you can quickly notice how easily nearby construction materials suffer the damage. Baseboards can be a fine line of defense to reduce the exposure of your drywall, but they can quickly become compromised as well with higher porosity. You might have to replace these materials once you’ve addressed any lingering water loss effects.

A primary focus should be water removal in Santa Rosa Beach homes if that process has not already started. While you might have water-resistant elements like the flooring in your bathroom, exposure to fixtures like the vanity, shelving, baseboards, and drywall all remain susceptible to the damaging effects of absorption. Our SERVPRO professionals have many extraction tools to choose from to find the ideal machine for the situation, and because of the confined space, likely opt for similar removal approaches to what homeowners might already use with wet-vacs and extraction wands.

Drying the area is another area where professional restoration approaches can excel and better protect exposed materials and fixtures. With our rapid drying solutions like our air movers and desiccant dehumidifiers, our drying zone established with 6mil plastic sheeting and our advanced equipment can drop moisture content levels below acceptable parameters quickly. Homeowners still must address the effect that standing water had on fixtures like the vanity and baseboards, however.

If the drywall shows no signs of water damage, you only want to remove the baseboard and replace this trim. This removal can get done without much construction and building trades expertise, and all you need initially to remove these damaged trim pieces is a putty knife. Jam the flat blade behind the baseboard and pry outwards to remove the finishing nails from the drywall. Continue down the line until you have removed the entire piece. You are now ready for reinstallation if you determine that no water damage or moisture exists in the drywall behind the trim.

Our SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties team has experience and skills with nearly every aspect of restoration and recovery of your home following water losses. If you want to make it “Like it never even happened.” fast and efficiently, you should trust our crew. Give us a call today at (850) 267-0746.

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Miramar Beach, Water Loss, SERVPRO's Great Restoration Services

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage in Your Miramar Beach Condo? SERVPRO on the Way--We're Faster To Any Size Disaster

How SERVPRO Keeps Personal and Rental Properties Profitable in Miramar Beach through Water Removal

Whether the water came from a storm, leak, or appliance mishap on your Miramar Beach rental property, you should prioritize removing it as quickly as possible. Professional damage mitigation companies like SERVPRO can arrive 24/7 as an emergency response to developing situations on your property, and we focus our efforts on both controlling costs and expediting our work processes to return the property to optimal conditions before the next renters arrive or you use it for your own planned vacation. Here are a few examples of how a call to us could save you thousands after a disaster happens on your rental property.

No Missed Nights
The faster that your rental property in Miramar Beach can receive water removal services, the less time should be needed to return the building to its normal operating condition. As water sets in and causes damages, it can create other problems that require additional time to rectify, even with powerful equipment and many technicians working on the project. We stay ready around the clock to respond to rapidly developing situations and bring industrial-strength water extraction pumps and dehumidifiers to both remove water and prevent additional problems from happening before the next renters arrive for their stay.

Controlling Costs
When dealing with a water catastrophe, rapid restorations also help to mitigate overall costs related to the incident. Problems such as mold growth and foundation damage can cost thousands of dollars to reverse if they are allowed to happen. Calling in a professional company to mitigate damages and remove water can help your property avoid these additional expenses. Plus, if additional problems do arise, we hold a wide range of applicable certifications and can keep most restoration work under one company and bill. Consider the implications and effects to neighboring condos in the building.

Maintaining Property Values
Over time, damages accrued on a property can cause the overall value to drop and rental demand to waver. Ensuring that any water damage that might occur receives professional care can help to maintain both your property values and your regular income from rental clients. Even if you manage to remove all visual signs of damage on your own, an estimator may still look unfavorably on a property that sustained past damage but did not employ certified technicians to conduct repairs.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties can provide emergency water removal services for your rental property and keep costs as low as possible. Call us at (850) 267-0746 for our services or a quote.

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Santa Rosa Beach Pet Lovers Get a Water Loss Surprise

6/18/2019 (Permalink)

When Fido Flood Your Santa Rosa Beach with Water, Give Him a Dog Bone, Then Call SERVPRO for Restoration

Dog Causes Water Damage in Santa Rosa Beach Home

When you think of water damage, it might conjure up images of a broken pipe, an overflowing bathtub or maybe a dishwasher pouring copious amounts of water in the floor.  Sometimes water loss events occur in unusual ways.

SERVPRO handled mitigation of water damage from a Santa Rosa Beach homeowner that came home from to find the sprinkler they left running to water their garden had been dragged into their home by the family dog through the doggy door.

Our technicians arrived quickly after the initial phone call and immediately scoped the room to identify areas that held excess moisture. The sprinkler ran for a few hours within the home after the dog brought in and soaked the area rug, window treatments, floor, upholstered chair, and love seat. We removed the area rug and window treatments for drying at another location and used extraction wands on the floor, loveseat, and chair.

SERVPRO employees carry certifications in many restoration sciences, including water removal technician (WRT) and we know how to identify areas water is most likely to have migrated to and the best practices for extraction. After thoroughly removing the remaining water, we began setting the room up for drying.

We placed the cushions from the chair and loveseat in a tented position, meaning they were standing facing each other with the tops touching at an angle. This action allows for better airflow around them for faster drying. Wood furniture has the potential to swell and break framing joints when saturated.

Due to fast action by the homeowner for bringing our emergency response team out so quickly after the event, made us able to save his loveseat and chair but any swelling of the wood occurred. Once the area confirmed dry thought our moisture readings, we cleaned and disinfected all surfaces to ensure they were sanitary and healthy.

When water damage threatens your home and contents with loss, contact SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746. We are available 24/7 to make your water loss "Like it never even happened."

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What You Can Do About Water Damage in Your Santa Rosa Beach Home Right Now

5/7/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage can create a messy and long clean up. Don't think you need to do this alone. Contact the professionals at SERVPRO today.

The Use of Desiccant Dehumidifiers in Your Santa Rosa Beach Home

We have many pieces of equipment that are vital to the recovery of water loss incidents in your Santa Rosa Beach property. From pipe bursts to faulty appliances, water effects can spread quickly from the source to affect many rooms and areas of your property until the right steps get taken to begin removing these harmful effects and drying out saturated elements and areas.

While extraction can play an important role in the recovery and mitigation of water damage in your Santa Rosa Beach property, this is only part of the bigger problem that exists. As water continues to spread throughout the home, structural elements and construction materials can become saturated to the point of degradation without the appropriate drying techniques starting quickly. Within a matter of days, elements like wood and drywall can become irreparably damaged.

Our SERVPRO professionals work to introduce our state-of-the-art recovery equipment into these scenarios right away. With our high-velocity air movers, we can quickly vaporize much of the moisture saturating materials and contents throughout the affected areas of the property. With our air movers at work, removal of this moisture falls to the powerful array of dehumidifiers that our response team arrives with to begin pulling this moisture from the environment.

Among the most powerful and effective of these machines in our inventory is the desiccant dehumidifier. This machine not only draws out the moisture of the area where it gets placed, but it can also work for a broad area of your home, allowing a small amount of these machines to dry out the entire property effectively. In addition to pulling moisture from the air, this machine discharges heated air to make drying and recovery even more efficient.

We strive to provide the most effective and efficient service when restoring your property after a water loss incident. With the combination of air movers and dehumidifiers, our SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties team can help you to make water damage “Like it never even happened.” Give us a call today at (850) 267-0746.

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

3/29/2019 (Permalink)

Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is loaded with equipment to remove water from your home.

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

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

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

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

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

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Some Warning Signs of Possible Secondary Damages After Water Damage in Your Miramar Beach Home

12/23/2018 (Permalink)

Whether water damage affects your basement or a bedroom, water removal is essential. Contact our SERVPRO team for an assessment.

Mitigating Loss and Guarding Against Future Damages During Water Cleanup in Miramar Beach

When water travels, it absorbs materials and chemicals. These materials and chemicals can quickly become a health problem if they contain pathogens or are potentially toxic. In most cases, the contents of the water are relatively benign, although they still contain microbes and fungi spores that could spread around your home. Professional service can limit the impact of unpleasant odors or microbes after a spill.

Properties that require water cleanup in Miramar Beach rely on a fast response to ensure no unnecessary damage is caused. They also need to be treated with a two-step approach — the first step is to mitigate the loss, the second to guard against future issues. SERVPRO uses IICRC certificate holders who have training in multiple areas of restoration. This ensures we are able to clear away damages correctly and prevent secondary damages occurring months down the line.

Remediating a personal property requires care and attention to detail. Fabrics, for example, can become up to 50% weaker when wet. That means applying a one-size-fits-all approach to restoration can cause further damage to your possessions. Here at SERVPRO, we take every case as it comes. Carpeted properties benefit from the use of portable extractor wands to remove moisture without damaging the fabrics underneath.

We know that fabrics can be expensive. That is why we work toward a restore over replace method. Running an extractor over the affected area several times may be more time-consuming but is also more cost efficient for our customers. We are happy to take the time we need to ensure our work is as beneficial to you as it can be.

SERVPRO water technicians frequently have cross training in mold assessment and remediation meaning they can apply a wealth of restoration expertise to each job. Carpets removal is common in water cleanup, but thoroughly treating both sides of the carpet with anti-microbial chemicals to limit mold growth is rare. At SERVPRO we are always looking to complete a job correctly rather than quickly, which is why we have such a strong reputation in this community.
To thoroughly restore your property, contact SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa / Walton / Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746.

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How SERVPRO Restores Your Water Damaged Miramar Beach Home

10/11/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO has the expertise and equipment to remove the water and dry your belongings.

Effective Restoration of Water Damage in Miramar Beach

Since water is part of our everyday activities, there is always a chance of spillage into unwanted areas. Most of these cases are easy to resolve, but with some, significant effort is required to restore the property to normal conditions. Many problems including the spread of waste, stains, and bad odors among others, can crop up from water spillage. Working with a professional restoration service eases the workload involved allowing you to continue using your Miramar Beach property within a reasonable period.  

The ease of restoring water damage in Miramar Beach might depend more on the contents present in the affected area, and not the source of the water. Most cases involve clean water with no contaminants. Even if a broken appliance causes the spillage, minimal contaminants are involved. However, once it soaks into the items in the area, it can dissolve dyes in fabrics leading to staining or cause damages to other soluble materials. Another common problem is rust which also leads to stains.  

Any water damage requires proper evaluation before choosing the procedures to use during the restoration. Our SERVPRO team is well versed with different cleaning procedures, and we have a wide variety of equipment to use. After the evaluation, we can choose the best solution for the situation. For example, we work on the carpet stains while they are still wet. Depending on what the spillage dissolves, the use of hot water might be necessary during restorative cleaning. Our extractors have heating capabilities of up to 220°F. This feature makes it easier to switch to hot water wherever it is needed and back to regular water for ordinary use.  

All areas affected by water spillage require proper drying to prevent other problems from developing.  Issues like wood rot and mold development can become progressively worse if they are not dealt with immediately.  After extracting any standing water in the affected area, our SERVPRO technicians check moisture levels to determine how much drying is necessary to restore the area to its preloss conditions. We can use several air movers and dehumidifiers or just a few to meet the set drying goal.

Involving a professional restoration team in clearing the damage after water loss lightens the load. Call SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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Old Pipes Can Pull Apart, And You Need Water Removal In Your Miramar Beach Home

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

You cannot predict the longevity of the indoor plumbing system in your house.

Water Removal In Your Home

The inside of your Miramar Beach home is an elaborate network of plumbing spanning from the initial service line coming into your home and spanning to every faucet and fixture. While this is something that you are rarely intended to see, many homeowners have the unfortunate task of locating and repairing line breaks when metal materials like lead and copper break down and inevitably separate over time.

A common way that pipes can break and pull apart, often causing a need for water removal to your Miramar Beach home, is in the connections of the pipe joints themselves. With older materials like lead, many of the fittings for angling and turns throughout this network screwed into the longer sections of pipe. Over time, the threading on these connections can wear down and erode, leaving enough space for a persistent dripping leak to form.

The more that building regulations understood about the inevitable separation of these joints or breaks in the pipe, the more regulated additives were to the threading to further seal this potential opening. Now, PVC and plastics are the most effective approach altogether for indoor plumbing, but many homes still have these aging materials. If a break does occur, substantial water damages can occur before you can get the supply line shut off to the house. The best thing that you can do at this point is to contact our SERVPRO rapid response team to begin helping you mitigate the damages and assess the situation.

One of the biggest priorities for our SERVPRO professionals beyond extraction of the present pooled water is getting the moisture levels for the affected materials nearby to acceptable parameters. Overly damp areas are a literal breeding ground for mold and microbial growth, which can pose threats extending far beyond conventional weakening of construction materials associated with water loss incidents.

You cannot predict the longevity of the indoor plumbing system in your house. Even with the plastic plumbing, offering higher pressure tolerances, your home is never entirely safeguarded from water loss incidents. If you have any kind of emergency that affects your residence, you can trust the skilled technicians we have at SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties. Our rapid response crew is available 24/7 by calling (850) 267-0746.

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Prompt Water Removal Action is what Your Soggy Santa Rosa Beach Home Needs

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Uses Advanced Moisture Detecting Devices for Water Removal in Santa Rosa Beach Homes and Condos

Rapid Response and Water Damage Mitigation Go Hand-in-Hand, Call SERVPRO for Assistance

Finding a broken pipe that is steadily spraying water out at an enormous rate in a Santa Rosa Beach home can strike a series of strong emotions into any homeowner's mind. As this unwanted water leaves its confines, it rapidly soaks your home's interior and everything nearby. Your residence can suffer severe damages if you permit it to remain.

We help homeowners in Santa Rosa Beach deal with these kinds of accidents by implementing water removal strategies. Drying out your home and getting everything back to normal does take time but the sooner the technicians from SERVPRO begin, the sooner they can finish. Beginning immediately after such a crisis or simply a very wet incident reduces the amount of damage your family's belongings experience, also, and cuts down on how far the water spreads through the materials making up your house.
We use different tools and types of equipment to extract the water from the surfaces in your home. Floors often absorb a significant amount of water just because of their position. Much of this water ends up lower than the carpet and padding, underneath the underlay and possibly trapped inside the ceiling of lower floors, if present.
We use moisture detection equipment to find all of the water that has wicked into materials. Our devices tell us where water soaked into porous materials and other spaces that retain water. We also measure the amount of moisture in your property's air and then use desiccant machines, dehumidifiers, air movers, and scrubbers to reduce the level back to normal while cleaning the air of any microbes.
SERVPRO tries to preserve and protect the interior of your residence, but at times doing so would leave behind materials that can allow mold and mildew to grow. When materials show damage, we remove them, and once we restore dry conditions, we can introduce new materials safely, without the risk of damaging effects caused by the presence of water or moisture.
SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties is always ready, 24/7, to help protect your home from damage by water with water removal equipment and techniques. Call us at our local number, (850) 267-0746, whenever your family home suffers broken pipes or other causes of unwanted water.

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Water Removal Services for Santa Rosa Beach

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

When Water Damages Your Santa Rosa Beach Property, Call SERVPRO

Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration

When a home has become flooded, it is crucial to call an expert company to protect your Santa Rosa Beach property right away. These professionals can help reduce the damage that is done from the water and can even help prevent the growth of mold and mildew.

When there is an emergency any time of the day or the night a professional water damage service for Santa Rosa Beach is ready--SERVPRO. We can obtain some necessary information with your initial call and send out an inspector, and if necessary a crew within four hours.

Initial Water Damage Inspection
When our team arrives at your property, we can begin an inspection to assess the amount of damage the water has done to the property. We search for the source of the water and turn off the supply if it is from a burst pipe. Typically, water damage caused by leaks from plumbing is not contaminated water, but clean. Then time to initiate an action plan for water removal, cleanup, and restoration. We strive to dry out and restore building materials rather than tearing out and replacing.

Our highly trained and IICRC certified technicians can begin the water extraction. We have a number of industry grade submersible pumps as well as wet/dry vacuums to remove the water. Rapid removal reduces the chances of continued degradation. During the extraction process, the SERVPRO techs bring in air movers to increase the rate of evaporation and dehumidification equipment to capture the water vapor. This removal of moisture lessens the chance of secondary water damage to dry rooms and belongings. Depending on the degree of water intrusion, scoping and deploying equipment is expedited to mitigate damages.

The professionals at SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties are ready 24/7 to restore your home to its preloss condition, "Like it never even happened." For help in Miramar Beach, Walton County, and the surrounding areas call us at (850) 267-0746.

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A Sound Solution to Water Removal in Your Santa Rosa Beach Home

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

When floodwater enters your home the water is most likely contaminated and should be dealt with cautiously.

SERVPRO Offers Expert Water Removal Services for Your Water Damaged Home

When water invades your Santa Rosa Beach property, the results can seem catastrophic. Unfortunately, in many different parts of the world, floods become a nightmarish reality. However, with advances in technology, improvements to the restoration industry, and an increase of knowledgeable homeowners making the right choices, it is not as hard to recover as you might think.

After experiencing water problems in your Santa Rosa Beach property, it can be easy to rush. The waters recede making you want to begin water removal as quickly as possible. Many homeowners head right in, putting themselves in harm's way and causing further damage to various areas of their home. When in reality, it is best to wait and take the time to contact a trained professional before ever stepping foot inside your home again.

You should always remember that situations involving water often accompany contamination from outside sources. What is in or around your home is not the only things water can bring with it and it makes sense to take the appropriate precautions to protect yourself before entering. SERVPRO technicians inspect the entire area for possible hazards and take the necessary steps to protect everyone involved. 

Aside from keeping everyone safe, getting the water out of your home takes priority. The sooner you start removing any remaining water, the more likely you are to prevent damage to the contents of your home, along with any structural components caught up in the event. Our IICRC certified technicians have access to advanced water detectors, extractors, hygrometers, and drying equipment that makes the water removal and drying process faster and more efficient than ever before. 

Removable items, such as furniture, appliances, or electronics have a better chance of survival if moved to a clean, dry location, which also helps make room for starting your home’s restoration process. SERVPRO takes care of all the heavy lifting, making sure to handle each item carefully, reducing the possibility of secondary damages and improving the possibility of recovering personal belongings found in your home.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties offers full-service water removal, cleaning, and restoration solutions throughout the area, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, call today. (850) 267-0746

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Washing Machine Malfunctions: A Common Culprit for Water Removal in Mirimar Beach

12/5/2017 (Permalink)

If you notice flooding from your washing machine, call SERVPRO immediately to lessen the damages.

Rely on SERVPRO for Quick and Efficient Water Removal Services

Washing machines are no doubt an everyday staple in the average Miramar Beach home. While this modern convenience has gone great lengths to make your life a little bit easier, it is also a machine that is inevitably going to break down. Through no fault of any homeowner, appliances are not built to last forever and can malfunction or fail. Since these appliances, in particular, are directly connected to a water supply line in your house, this can sometimes result in a need for water removal services.

Preventative maintenance can only carry the average homeowner so far in keeping up with the needs of their aging machines. Something as simple as a damaged bushing or bearing can keep a filling command going indefinitely with your washing machine, forcing a great deal of water onto the floor in your laundry area until you notice what is happening. If you discover a disaster like this, our SERVPRO technicians offer emergency water removal to your Miramar Beach home.

The first thing that you need to do in a water damage situation like this is to get the water turned off to the appliance. The feed lines are on the backside of the machine, and there are shutoff valves you need to turn closed to stop flow into the appliance. Once you have the water flow throttled, for the time being, you can give our emergency SERVPRO team a call.

Quickly reacting is a way to minimize the damage. With high volumes of water, it does not take long for significant issues to show themselves. These issues continue to worsen the longer you wait to seek out professional restoration services, so do not waste any time in contacting us at SERVPRO. We can show up shortly after your call and begin assessing the incurred damages and put together a restoration plan to bring your laundry room (and all other affected areas) back to their pre-incident conditions.

Water removal has to begin immediately to lessen your losses and reduce the money involved in repairs. If you are in the middle of a water emergency, call our fast response team at SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties. We can be reached 24/7 at (850) 267-0746.

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Now Gone, but Hurricane Irma Continues to Damage Santa Rosa Beach Homes

10/14/2017 (Permalink)

Hurricane Irma, Water Damage in Santa Rosa Beach, and Why to Call SERVPRO for Cleanup

Water Damage from Tropical Storms Adversely Affect Santa Rosa Beach Condos

Hurricane Irma caused damage of such extent that estimates continue to rise. Winter residents who return often encounter damage inside their homes because the winds involved forced water into areas that otherwise seemed impenetrable.

This water damage in Santa Rosa Beach ranges from water left behind on floors to extensive and widespread microbial infestations. Woodwork such as moldings and floors sustain costly damage, as well, when exposed to moisture for lengthy periods. Even when they seem dry and safe for use, electronics and other appliances may require specialized care to avoid electrical shocks or harm. SERVPRO assists both full-time and seasonal residents with all of these situations.

When water remains undisturbed inside a home, a number of things begin to happen. Wood fixtures and millwork may require replacements instead of restorative work. Our specialists can help determine the best course of action for your home's contents and interior architecture. Flooring types such as linoleum can trap water underneath, leading to the rotting out of flooring structures, rendering them unable to sustain any significant weight. Highly unsafe, our flooring specialist works to ensure that your floors become safe again.

One way that the water spreads is through evaporation which takes place in different areas. By condensing in relatively colder areas of the home, moisture can reach locations that remained dry after Hurricane Irma left the area. Following the same route the moister air travels before condensation takes place, mold spores often land precisely where the highest concentrations of salt-free moisture lie. Mold infestations damage your home's interior by causing materials such as drywall to disintegrate. Health effects in more sensitive individuals can also cause concerns. Our Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) can perform the required work, leaving your home as it should be before your return.

 Because electronics play such a dominant role in the lives of most Americans, it might tempt you or others in your family to turn on TV sets or radios. However, playing it safe by having our partnered electronics specialist perform an inspection to rule out any possible problems can be a wise choice if you suspect internal water damage to your devices.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties is always available to serve you, 24 hours every day. Our local number is (850) 267-0746. No matter when you call, we are ready with the additional information you need and the services your home requires to make it "Like it never even happened."

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Full-Service Water Removal For Homeowners in Santa Rosa Beach

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Our technicians are quick to respond to your emergency after your call. This can prevent any secondary damages.

Our Trained Technicians Thoroughly Remove Water After a Water Damage Incident at Your Home

A majority of all water leaks that might occur in your Santa Rosa Beach home are unexpected. You hardly ever get a head start to determine the extent of your home’s exposure. However, these water issues often lead to electrical hazards, cause expensive damages to your home’s structure, furnishings, and potential health problems.  

With one call you can have a team of qualified professionals on the doorstep of your home, ready to perform water removal services that help you avoid possible water damage in Santa Rosa Beach. Finding the right company means that you gain access to quick, efficient services and also obtain the guidance you need to determine what to do next.

Regardless of your situation, by making fast decisions, you can help prevent additional damages from forming, reducing the costs of water emergencies that occur in your home. SERVPRO’s water mitigation process helps reduce the amount of water damage that occurs after a flood, leaky roof, broken pipe, or malfunctioning appliance. Our technicians give you the information necessary to make a sound, informed decision and move forward with your restoration, quickly.

Salt water is a problem for many coastal residents, which makes it imperative for all of SERVPRO’s technicians to have extensive training involving the removal and restoration of contents exposed to salt water chemicals. We offer many services that make recovering easier, providing unique solutions to even the toughest problems. No job is too big, or too small; we make every attempt to produce the quality results you deserve.

At SERVPRO, we have a full fleet of IICRC-industry certified water removal experts and high-quality water extraction equipment that are ready whenever you need us, 24/7; we are here for you. Our technicians are trained to remove excessive moisture from carpet, furniture, and personal belongings that also reduce the possibility of microbial growth.  

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties provides full-service solutions for homeowners throughout the Walton area, as well as both Holmes and Washington Counties. Give us an opportunity to deliver quality water removal services to you, call today. (850) 267-0746

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The Need for Water Damage Restoration in Santa Rosa Beach

6/21/2017 (Permalink)

Santa Rosa Beach Water Damage? Not on this Beach!

SERVPRO Mitigates Water Damaging Effects

Many properties will sustain water damage at some point. Not all of us can prevent that no matter how many precautions we take. However, we can control how we respond to the damage that does occur on our properties. Homeowners who try to avoid addressing the problem in severe situations only compound the harm. Even in the case of seemingly minor issues, it is important to start working on a solution right away.
Addressing the Damage Quickly
Water damage in a Santa Rosa Beach property can quickly cause additional harm. Moist areas create the perfect habitat for mold growth. Mold populations will have all of the nutrient sources they need in most people's homes, so the mold growth will tend to be rapid. With extensive flood damage, this sort of situation is inevitable. However, you might also run into problems like this just as a result of minor flood damage. SERVPRO services can make all the difference to homeowners in this situation.
Water damage that is left untreated will tend to cause even more structural damage to a house. By waiting to address the problem, you are potentially threatening the entire property. This damage is truly a problem that you need to address immediately and adequately.
The Right Assistance
You should not try to complete the water restoration process on your own. This might be a temptation for you if you are someone who does a lot of DIY projects and who tries to be self-sufficient. While it is admirable to want to fix all household problems independently, it is just not a good idea in this case. SERVPRO IICRC industry certified technicians could help.
It takes specialized training to be able to handle mold problems in a way that will work. People are also putting themselves in harm's way when they try to handle water damage problems independently. You are also putting yourself at risk for a broad range of other accidents by trying to handle something like this yourself. Homes that have been severely damaged by water might have structural integrity problems. Standing water can create a slippery environment.
You need to contact your insurance company right away in these situations. Some or all the damage may be covered by your insurance policy. SERVPRO can assist you with your claim paperwork and coordinate the cleanup and drying process with your insurance adjuster.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties offers rapid response and help by calling us 24/7 at (850) 267-0746.

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Speedy Water Damage Solutions Just In Time For Spring Break

3/16/2017 (Permalink)

Rely on SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration in Destin, and Fort Walton Beach

SERVPRO Rescues Your Spring Break Holiday with Rapid Water Removal

When you are nervous about the condition of your vacation home due to possible water infiltration during Florida’s storms, know that we have your back. Our SERVPRO franchise location on the Panhandle right next to the Gulf means you have a well trained and experienced team of water damage restoration specialist just a quick call away.

If your townhouse in Sandestin suffered from a leaky roof during heavy rains, look no further for skilled technicians to assess the condition of ceiling, walls, and floors. After a thorough inspection, expect a detailed plan from our project manager guiding you through all the steps necessary to transform your vacation home back to preloss condition. Our goal is to restore rather than tear out and replace so that you do not miss a moment of your long-awaited vacation. Water damage abatement services include standing water removal and the determination of drying goals for various structures, fixtures, and contents that were water-soaked. We keep you informed as we reduce the moisture and work with you to contract for repairs to the leaky roof that caused the problem in the first place.

Your family townhouse rental for the college students over the spring holiday break in Destin is an important income flow. If water invades your property, something you did not anticipate, SERVPRO helps with water removal in your beachside vacation home. Resolving the unfortunate surprise of finding your floors and carpeting damaged by storm surge flooding is not a mystery to our talented IICRC certified crews of water removal technicians. We arrive fast, within hours of your first call, and hit the ground running because we know the importance of providing a safe and dry haven for your incoming college students. Have confidence that we assess for secondary damage as well, inspecting for any microbial growth or warping of the floors so that when we finish all issues are resolved, and the party can begin.

The last thing you need when arriving for your spring break in Fort Walton Beach is standing water inside your holiday cottage because your gutters failed during torrential rains. Even if you have a management company looking out for your property while you are away, heavy rains and winds do not wait for their scheduled visits. SERVPRO is Faster To Any Size Disaster. We arrive as soon as possible with trained staff and proper equipment matched to any water issue you encountered when you turned the key. Put your water damage in our hands, and we pledge to restore and repair as swiftly as possible. Industrial strength pumps, water extractors and the top trained technicians in the business make short work of your water problems.
Get your spring break back on track by contacting SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington when water damage greets you before you even unpack. Compassionate staff awaits your call at (850) 267-0746.

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Three Steps to Successful Water Removal in Santa Rosa Beach Holiday Homes

2/23/2017 (Permalink)

Water at Santa Rosa Beach

SERVPRO Protocol for Santa Rosa Beach Removal of Standing Water

The Santa Rosa Beach region of Florida is a beautiful place to own a holiday home. However, it comes with certain risks, because it is so close to the coast. The town is vulnerable to flooding, and properties do get damaged when it occurs.

Fortunately, SERVPRO is a local restoration company with years of experience. Our extraction, drying, and repair processes are designed to deal directly with damaged materials. Carpets, structural components, furniture, and even artwork and electronics are all restorable with professional water removal in Santa Rosa Beach. Keep reading to learn more about the restoration process and why you should call SERVPRO when flooding strikes.

Immediate Actions
The first step is to identify which bits of the property have become damaged and which are at risk of harm. The distinction is important because our technicians can isolate wet areas and stop them from spreading. They use plastic sheeting to ensure that flood damp materials do not come into contact with dry ones.

Fast Draining
Motorized extractors are brought onto the site to remove significant amounts of standing water. Heavy extraction is only required if the flooding is severe enough to have left the ground floor or basement submerged. We remove as much water as possible this way because it accelerates dehumidification later.

Remediation and Repair
Hard, non-porous surfaces get cleaned with disinfectants and detergents after the removal of standing water. Carpeting, loose tiles, and buckled flooring need lifting or removing entirely so that the support surface can be aired and dried. Down carpets are moistened with low-level disinfectant or sanitizer to minimize dust upon removal. In less severe cases, wetted carpeting can be "floated." This loosens the fabric at the perimeters, peels back a portion, and then uses air movers to increase evaporation and remove the moisture.

Wood is either left to air dry and placed in a temperature controlled room with dehumidification equipment. Dehumidifiers require careful monitoring because the material is very sensitive to changes in humidity. If the air gets too dry, it could crack and splinter, though this is highly unusual.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa/Walton/Holmes and Washington is the restoration company that you need for fast, effective water removal. You can find us in your area and repairs are started within hours. Call us 24/7 at (850) 267-0746.

The Process Of Water Removal In Your Miramar Beach Home

1/16/2017 (Permalink)

When you reside in a flood-prone area, you may very well wind up needing water removal and water damage restoration from SERVPRO.

Water Removal

When you reside in a flood-prone area, you may very well wind up needing water removal and water damage restoration from a professional remediation company such as SERVPRO. Without this intervention, ongoing and severe damage can happen, which can not only place the structure of your home in danger but also the health of you and your family. It is vital that as a homeowner, you are aware of the services which you can expect from such a remediation company while your home is being restored so you can be prepared for the process.

Water removal and restoration involve more than just returning your structure to normal before the flood or other water damage in Miramar Beach happened. It means getting your family back into your home and salvaging any important documents and valuable heirlooms. It means making sure that the indoor environment is healthy again as well. This all happens as a result of years of experience and training from water damage professionals such as our staff at SERVPRO.

While each case has its own unique points, below are a few of the elements of typical water restoration:
Water Removal – Getting rid of standing water is the first priority. Water in excess will not only damage materials and possessions it comes in contact with, but it is also a significant source of humidity. High-tech and low-tech methods apply, from floor squeegees and mops to commercial water vacuums and pumps.

Evaporation – You can't pick up every drop of water after flooding with a pump or mop. The remaining traces must be evaporated where they stand. This will require moving the air with fans or other equipment that can circulate the air.

Inspection – After the water is gone, a formal inspection will be done by our SERVPRO tech, and they will fully document the scope and extent of the project, including damage to the structure and contents, the material condition of the building and safety and health matters. We can also estimate a time frame for completion.

Dehumidification – Water vapor will make existing damage worse and will trigger secondary concerns, like the growth of mold. Indoor humidity must be removed with dehumidifiers.

Temperature Control – Keeping the optimum indoor temperature to speed up drying while discouraging mold and bacteria growth needs careful attention and adjustments to modify the indoor environment during the restoration process.

Evaluation And Monitoring – Each step must be assessed, and we carefully monitor the processes continually during the process, as well as after the restoration.

The next time you need water removal for any reason, contact SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington. We can come out to your home in a timely fashion to create a plan of remediation when you contact us at (850) 267-0746.

Crucial Water Removal Services

9/7/2016 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO to remediate your home or business damage!

Water Damage can be Quickly Remediated by SERVPRO Professionals

Not all water damage is caused by natural disasters. Sometimes human error, years of wear or appliance malfunction creates a critical need for water removal for homeowners or landlords. All it takes is for a crying child or a ring of the doorbell to distract a person long enough for a filling sink to overflow. Deep within the walls of your home or rental property, aging pipes can burst, or when you turn on the washer before you leave for work, a clog in your laundry tub can turn wastewater into a flood that compromises your building’s floors and ceilings. SERVPRO’s mission is to turn a water catastrophe into a smoothly operating restoration plan that gets your property back to comfortable, livable, safe condition fast.
Fortunately for the homeowner or landlord, water removal in Point Washington can be speedily and effectively accomplished by our professional team of water mitigation specialists. We provide IICRC training to our staff, so they are up to date with or exceed industry standards when it comes to removing water and restoring structures and personal property. Our equipment is top notch whether a simple mop up is required or rooms full of water need to be removed. Specialized know-how possessed by our staff in contents' restoration means you will be able to have items you thought ruined returned to use or enjoyment rather than replaced, saving money and preserving your family or your tenants' equipment, heirlooms and other precious and valuable belongings.
With SERVPRO as a partner, a landlord or management company can have apartments or commercial property back online for tenants quickly, allowing the water challenges to be short term problems with immediate and efficient solutions. We can help pack up if temporary relocation of your tenants is necessary, a service that is invaluable if the water damage also affects your own living or business areas. Our technicians specialize in restoring possessions from electronics to treasured family pictures, all while also providing professional water removal and structural integrity services. Let us assist in assembling a comprehensive contents claim inventory as well as a thorough building damage report to support your insurance claims.
Think first of SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington when unexpected flooding or other water damage requires immediate attention in your home or rental property. With phone lines open 24/7 every day of the year a call to (850) 267-0746 will get you on the way to water removal and damage restoration today.

What Is Water Damage, And What Areas Are Most Susceptible to Damage? SERVPRO Tips and Answers

7/21/2016 (Permalink)

Has your Santa Rosa Beach home sustained water damaged? Our pros at SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, and Washington can help!

SERVPRO Tips and Answers for Water Damage and The Areas That Are Most Susceptible Water Damage. 

There are a huge variety of problems that homes face, both new and old. More often than not, water damage and water related issues can stem from anywhere, from failures in the plumbing, to flood waters, structural defects, or due to faulty city mains (which are the homeowner's responsibility to maintain and fix). Luckily, there are solutions for virtually any water damage, no matter where you live. The problem is that water damage leads to a loss of personal property, contaminants, and even refuse, sewer, and other foul materials that combine with the water. 

Why Water Damage is Such A Big Deal 

Water damage in Santa Rosa Beach is all but inevitable. Many homes are near the beach, lay in coastal areas, or have old piping and plumbing. In these situations, there are many different aspects of your home and property that suffer from these kinds of losses. Water damage restoration is a very time sensitive issue, and the most important thing is determining the extent of the damage to your home. That's where SERVPRO comes in; we deliver timely and efficient services to ensure that your property is restored in the most efficient manner possible. 

There are several areas of the home that are more susceptible to water damage than others: 

Wood and Sheet Rock Wall Boards and Ceilings 

Wood and wallboards rot quickly. Sometimes, especially in humidity, wood and gypsum wall boards can warp, rot, weaken and swell within just hours of exposure. Sheetrock further deteriorates with water exposure as it dissolves, stains, weakens, and falls away from the joists and frames of your wall until it's moldy and ruined. 

Carpets, Furniture, Clothes, or Appliances 

Your carpets, furniture, clothing, and appliances are often the most expensive damages associated with water damage because they're difficult to restore. Often, the original quality of the material determines the ability to restore it; and your fabrics will still probably be damaged due to being completely saturated. 

Cabinets, Framing, Doors, and Joists 

Often, restoration includes many different elements of a home's structure. Many repairs are localized, but immense and costly. When the damages are associated with flooding, the results are often more severe (and can cause health issues if the warning signs of water damage are ignored). These types of damages can be a serious disaster, costing homeowners thousands in essential repairs. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, and Washington is centrally located to take care of any problems in the area. We're also locally owned and operated, helping customers just like you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you need help dealing with water damage, just give us a call at (850) 267-0746. 

Save Money By Improving Your Attic Water Damaged Insulation

2/17/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Suggests to Install Upgraded Insulation After Water Damage in Your Santa Rosa Beach Attic.

Water Damage and New Insulation Can Be Serviced by SERVPRO

As we become more environmentally conscience, we look for ways to help our wallets along with protecting our State of Florida. Reducing energy bills mean we are making better use of our natural resources and are helping to preserve our planet for future generations.

Here in the Panhandle of Florida we get tempered weather conditions from our geographical location. Ocean breezes can be refreshing, but they can also become tropical storms or hurricanes. If you sustain water damage in your Santa Rosa Beach attic, you may have several different problems needing remediation. The saturated blown-in or the bat type insulation will have to be replaced. This process should be completed only after SERVPRO has safely removed the damaged materials, and dried out and applied antifungal and disinfecting products in the attic crawl. This will preserve the trusses and sheathing from developing mold growth which can compromise the structural integrity of the roof and attic. Water intrusion can result in many secondary water damaging problems to building materials and personal possessions.

Replaced insulation in this area of Florida should have an R-39 rating or better. This will ensure adequate containment and transferal of heat to and from the attic crawl space. There are still Federal credits and state incentives available for specific insulation upgrades to attics and ground level crawl spaces. Improved insulation can also mitigate the buildup of moisture which will deter mold proliferation and damage to drywall, studs, and beams, and your HVAC system.

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington is always available for home inspections and assessments if you suspect a leak that may be causing water damage. Our services included restoration of fire damaged homes and businesses, mold remediation, and a professional culture to put our customers first. For any problem or emergency remember that We Are First To Any Size Disaster. (850) 267-0746

Commercial Water Loss

5/19/2015 (Permalink)

Water Loss Walton County

No job too large or too small. SERVPRO of N.Okaloosa, Walton, Washington and Homes County is here to help. Residental or Commerical building Servpo is ready. 

SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Washington and Homes County specializes in:  water remediation, flood mitigation, carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, mold removal, fire damage, and smoke clean up, disaster restoration, storm response, and air duct cleaning. SERVPRO of N.Okaloosa, Walton, Washington and Holmes County has been serving the Emerald Coast for over 20 years. We are licensed and insured  SERVPRO of   N. Okaloosa, Walton, Washington and Homes County (850) 267-0746