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Act Today If You Suspect Mold In Your Tarpon Business

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Is Shown Close Up Contact SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 for expert mold remediation help, commercial or residential.

Mold can ruin a Tarpon business. If you suspect mold act today. SERVPRO of Tarpon specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. 

Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely. Our certified mold remediation technicians work with you to deal with current infestations and a plan to minimize future outbreaks.
Mold spores are always airborne and on surfaces in any business, but the persistently high humidity in this area of Florida can provide the moisture mold spores need to develop into mature and multiplying colonies.

We train our mold remediation technicians not only to remove a current mold outbreak but also to work ceaselessly to find the source or sources of moisture that contribute to your mold problem and eradicate them.
SERVPRO of Tarpon uses the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol as the backbone of a total mold remediation and limitation design for our customers. Our technicians contain the current colony with physical barriers and frequently add filtering equipment like our negative pressure air scrubbers to keep the mold particles from spreading.

The containment techniques also keep your staff and guests safe from the vast quantities of spores disturbed during an abatement. Mold or the mycotoxins can cause health effects in some individuals.
Once the mold colony is removed and bagged for off-site and legal disposal, our technicians treat the affected area with effective antimicrobials and clean the area with HEPA filter equipped vacuums or wet mops.

The SERVPRO crew then consults with you to reduce humidity in the room or suite to lower than 50 percent using dehumidifiers and air conditioners. We also inspect closely for other water incursions -- tiny leaks, condensation from a plugged AC drain, rain blown in an open window, or any of dozens of other ways water makes its way into your guest rooms and then feeds the ubiquitous mold spores.
Managing moisture is the key to minimizing mold growth. 

Contact SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 for expert mold remediation help, commercial or residential.

Are You Ready For The Next Round Of Storms?

5/24/2020 (Permalink)

A bell is shown on the desk in a hotel lobby, there is also a sign that says hotel Tarpon Home and Business Property Owners Trust SERVPRO for Storm and Flood Damage Assistance. Call us (727) 934-5555

Storms Can Severely Damage Tarpon Area Hotels

As a hotel owner or manager there are a lot of responsibilities you are concerned with each day of operation. There are also the issues that you weren't expecting to face. When severe weather conditions result in flooding, and your business is in the path of that flood, the resulting damage can seem overwhelming. Knowing that there are services out there for those that are victims of flooding throughout the area can help you to not only clear up the mess but mitigate the loss in profits from your doors having to get closed throughout the restoration process. SERVPRO of Tarpon is always ready to help (727) 934-5555. The trouble with flooding is that it often affects the lowest floors of your facility, which in your building, can be mechanisms that affect critical elements to your hotel, such as the elevators and even the electricity running through the building. Preventing this problem from getting worse is a crucial step in getting your doors open quickly, and that is why you should be thinking SERVPRO of Tarpon when these emergencies occur. 

Trained SERVPRO Technicians 

  Our experienced SERVPRO of Tarpon technicians offer not just their expertise, but state-of-the-art equipment designed to extract water quickly and get the remaining moisture dried up fast. They study (IICRC) standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. 
This fast removal of water can allow for less lingering structural damage to occur, and also limits the moisture left in the air to prevent occurrences like mold growth in the areas that had been affected the worst.  The team we send will utilize pump trucks in our fleet or trash pumps to move water out of the affected area. Drying the affected floors is a process that is best done using a combination of air movers and dehumidifiers. The process pulls moisture from both the affected surfaces as well as the air, sufficiently reducing the possibility of mold damage.  The more efficiently the damage is restored, the fewer profits that your hotel loses with its doors closed. Our SERVPRO of Tarpon emergency response team is ready whenever you might need us. You can reach experienced help at any time by calling (727) 934-5555.

How Much Time Do You Spend Thinking About Water Damage To Your Home?

5/4/2020 (Permalink)

A flooded basement is shown as an example of home water damage SERVPRO of Tarpon is locally owned and operated, so we are part of this community too. Flooding or water emergency call (727) 934-5555

Who Are You Going To Call if You Do Experience Water Damage?

Most homeowners did not spend a lot of time thinking about water damage, until it happens. When water damage occurs, Trinity property owners are likely to experience extensive losses and stress. You can act quickly and salvage your belongings by working with a reliable IICRC certified service provider. SERVPRO of Tarpon professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

One of the first steps that our experienced SERVPRO of Tarpon technicians perform while tending to water damage challenges in Trinity is to identify areas with the effects of moisture. By making use of moisture sensors, we are in a position to detect the presence of moisture in various locations. For accurate readings, we use moisture meters. These readings are so helpful when we are monitoring the drying process of your property.

The next step that follows is water extraction. To extract the water, we may use submersible suction pumps that can drain vast quantities of water. Our SERVPRO of Tarpon technicians also use smaller handheld pumps that remove smaller amounts of water. They are also useful when not enough space allows the use of truck-mounted water extractors.

Moisture might be present even after removal through the use of the pumps. In such cases, we use specialized heated floor mats that help us clean and dry the area. We may also use air movers to enhance the drying process. As the moisture escapes into the surrounding air, it leads to high humidity. Our team may decide to use desiccant or refrigerant dehumidifiers to restore the air's moisture content to acceptable levels.

Once we have managed to get rid of the water, it is time to perform deodorization. It is a process that neutralizes the unpleasant smell and sterilizes areas to reduce chances of mold growth. Dependent on the situation at hand, our team uses thermal foggers or Ultra Low Volume Foggers to dispense the deodorants.

The goal of SERVPRO of Tarpon is to make every mold, water, fire and storm disaster to appear “Like it never even happened.” Call us at (727) 934-5555 and be served by a trusted industry leader. 

Making The Right Call In Tarpon For Commercial Fire Restoration

5/4/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage is a nightmare for any hotel owner. As well as the frightening potential for injury or loss of life, there is also the cost of replacing damaged items, and profit loss from closing down during cleanup. Another concern for hotel owners and managers is the damage to the hotel's reputation after a fire. Inconvenienced guests are unlikely to return to your hotel, or recommend it to a friend.

The best way to preserve your resorts’ reputation is minimizing guest inconvenience after hotel fire damage in East Lake. Disrupting guests as little as possible is important. After all, the people staying in your establishment are looking for a fun and enjoyable Florida holiday. Even in the event of a fire, you must do all you can to give your customers a good experience.

SERVPRO of Tarpon recommends doing everything you can to minimize the risk of a blaze. Make sure you have sprinkler systems and smoke alarms fitted, and appropriate extinguishers throughout the building.

Train your staff to respond quickly to emergencies and to tackle small blazes if it is safe to do so.
When your Tarpon Springs home or business suffers fire damage, it can be especially devastating. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, your property may have substantial water damage from firefighting efforts.
Plan carefully, so you know what to do when a fire happens. Think about escape routes, gathering points, and alternate arrangements for guests who cannot return to their room.

SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Plan

SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Plan helps with this. The app makes it easy to assess your hotel, plan a course of action in the event of a fire, and make sure all staff knows what to do and whom to contact. We recommend you download it and get started today – it is free.

Double-check your insurance coverage and be sure you have policies in place for damage to guests’ items.

When a fire occurs, we recommend calling SERVPRO of Tarpon as quickly as you can. We train our staff to assess and start work with minimal fuss and disruption. Our IICRC-certified technicians clean soot damage, pack out soft furnishing for professional laundering, and even liaise with insurers on your behalf. Having us on your side reduces guest inconvenience.

For help following a hotel fire in Trinity, Beacon Square, Innisbrook, East Lake and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 for assistance.

Lessons Learned About Storm Cleanup In Tarpon

5/4/2020 (Permalink)

A hurricane evacuation sign is shown As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Tarpon is strategically located to respond quickly to your water or flood damage event.

Sorting Things Out After Hurricane Irma

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) stated that cleanup efforts after a Hurricane like Irma should proceed in a specific manner. One of the aspects of this is how to sort and classify debris. Tarpon residents sorted waste into six different piles and place them as close to the curb as possible for pickup. Tarpon suffered significant hurricane damage in 2017, but cleaning up afterward quickly, efficiently, and safely is possible. Part of how residents can accomplish this centers on the sorting of debris according to FEMA guidelines. The six types of debris and waste do not include recyclable materials. This aspect of waste removal and disposal must wait for a future time, as contamination of such items eliminates the typically worthwhile program's benefits. For mitigation of water damage and contamination effects, SERVPRO advises you to call us for help. The six groupings of debris include: All electronics such as computers, laptops, cell phones, video games. These items often have batteries or other parts that require special disposal to avoid the risk of contamination of groundwater with heavy metals. TV sets and phones also fit into this category. Appliances such as refrigerators and stoves should have their own spot in one location. Tape doors shut to keep children from getting inside them or disconnect the doors entirely.Plants that were destroyed during the hurricanes, or brought in by the wind and rain should not be placed with other debris. This should include trees.  Hazardous waste such as grease, oil, brake fluid, and other chemicals can poison groundwater and the immediate environment, wherever its final destination. Lead paint, or other liquids containing this metal, require bagging to keep the contents in a liquid state.  Household garbage is, of course, on this list, and remains the same. Food scraps, paper, plastic items, broken toys, ruined clothing and other textiles, and destroyed should be together in the same location they would normally be found.Construction debris can often become the most massive pile. It includes wood, metal, roofing material, waterlogged carpeting, insulation, and anything else that made up your home. Call SERVPRO to inventory the non-salvageable items and for removal. Be smart and play it safe.SERVPRO has experience in working with, and for, various government agencies. We understand the importance of working toward restoration while still adhering to local, state, and federal guidelines and recommendations. Instead of clearing out the debris in your home after hurricane damage yourself, having us do the hard work can help save you money.  We can restore many things that you might have thrown away, and document everything else for your insurance needs. Many items that have no physical damage often make their way into the garbage and debris piles mainly because they seem too dirty ever to be clean enough ever to use again. However, we can use the Esporta system to eliminate and remove the dirt and contamination. For what cannot be saved, we work with many insurance agencies and are a well-known and respected neutral party I disaster recovery services of all sizes.  When you need to clean up debris as part of your recovery from hurricane damage, call us, SERVPRO of Tarpon, to help get your home clean, safe, and fully restored once again. We can be reached at our local number, (727) 934-5555, 24/7, every day of the year.

Making The Right Call After Commercial Fire Damage

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

Fire destroys while it burns, rendering almost everything it touches a charred, useless mess. While preventing a fire in the first place is always better, being able to quickly recover after one can help keep your custom sewing shop from failing.
Trinity business owners know commercial fire damage can cause more than the destruction of their inventory.

When businesses engage in custom-made work such as boat cushions, curtains, and other one-of-a-kind goods, fires can interfere with your normal business operations. Most customers waiting on their purchases prefer quick production, but often understand that calamities hinder the process.

The ability to restore normal operations quickly shows your dedication to your customers' needs, building trust and repeat business. SERVPRO knows that each company in our area is an important part of the local economy and we remain dedicated to helping minimize the length of time your business remains unproductive.

The different types of fabrics and materials used in the making of textile-based goods mean they burn differently. Some simply melt because of their high content of synthetics. While often used because of their waterproof qualities, the same qualities can make them one of the first to go when a fire occurs. Smoke can damage more hardy fabric types, but SERVPRO's ability to restore these by removing the microscopic soot particles means less inventory requires replacement.

Machines used for grommet placement, sewing heavy canvas, and other equipment can be cleaned and made free of soot. New work should wait until afterward to protect both machinery from abnormal wear and tear and fabric from becoming stained from soot deposits.
We train our employees according to international standards, resulting in technicians holding certificates in Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT) and Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS). We clean up the fire damage, and then we ensure your business is dry, too. Both are required to get you back on your feet and fulfilling customers' orders.

Areas on walls and ceilings that have structural deficits from the fire can become like new through restoration. Carpeting, however, is often largely destroyed by the combination of heat, fire, smoke and soot, and water from firefighting. Other floor types may suffer less damage, but each fire is different from the next. Inspecting and assessing to see the extent of the damage reveals much information specific to that fire.

Always ready to help the local businesses recover from even the worst disasters, SERVPRO of Tarpon can quickly remediate and mitigate both vast and small disasters. Call us at (727) 934-5555 so we can help restore your business, so it is “Like it never even happened.”

Cleaning Up Water Damage After The Storm

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

A Flooded Street in Tarpon Springs Is Shown When fire, mold or water damage affects your home or business in Tarpon Springs, Innisbrook or surrounding areas call SERVPRO (727) 934-5555

Mild to severe effects can result from water damage when heavy storms, leaky pipes, hurricanes and flash floods strike. Tarpon Springs is not an exception to such challenges, and thus it is prudent for its residents to know the right options to consider when they face such situations.

If you fail to treat such incidents as emergencies, your property is likely to suffer further damage and make some of the contents unsalvageable.
There are three categories of water quality that we expect when a water damage disaster strikes in Tarpon Springs.

Our SERVPRO technicians anticipate to deal with clean, unsanitary or black water and the source of the water determines the category of the water. There are chances of microbial contamination porous materials such as wallboards, textiles, carpets, insulation and ceiling tiles. That means the remediation process should start as soon as possible.

Before our SERVPRO technicians can start restoring your property, we observe some safety aspects. We evaluate the possibility of exposure to toxic gases, electrical shock, and any structural integrity.

If we are dealing with black or grey water, we put on protective gear and discourage those without it from the site. We isolate the area and put in place warning signs and barriers.

The next step is to identify the water source and then eliminate, repair or contain it. We then remove the water by using extraction and absorption tools. We use equipment such as wet-vacuums, pumps, and squeegees at this stage. The drying process then follows after that and heaters, fans, dehumidifiers and HVAC systems may be set up by our team.

Though opening windows can increase the rate of drying, dehumidifiers are more suitable for the job, especially during warm weather.

You can benefit a lot by working with SERVPRO of Tarpon when faced with storm, water, mold and fire damage incidents. Call us today at (727) 934-5555 and be served by an industry leader. 

The Benefits of Proactive Cleaning in Tarpon

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

Kitchen/Food Areas
Retail Spaces
Water Fountains
Sales Counters
Carpets and Rugs
Stair Handrails
Elevator Cars
Playground Equipment
Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555

Water Issues In Tarpon Springs Requires Professional Attention

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

A clean, bright hotel lobby is shown If your Tarpon area hotel experiences water damage let us restore it. SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555

Tarpon to Trinity Water Damage Requires Professional Attention

The Tarpon area is home to wetlands, holding ponds, and small waterways on its inland edge. The local hospitality industry often builds near these regions, delighting their guests with sightings of exotic bird species visiting the watery areas. When rains raise the water table, this proximity threatens to flood hotels, putting  SERVPRO of Tarpon into action. 

Hotel Water Issues

Hotels faced with this problem need fast and specialized water removal for their Trinity holdings. In this relatively flat area, the surrounding parking lots offer no absorption to encroaching waters, and the neighboring pond joins the rainwater in a rush into the hotel. Common areas and first floor rooms are the first to see the damage. Outdoor pools and spas also fill with the water, bringing guest’s fun-filled activities to a halt. Our crews are familiar with these struggles and take charge immediately upon arriving at your hotel.
The presence of birds and other wildlife using the ponds and wetlands makes water removal efforts more complex. Animal droppings taint the water with infectious waste. Runoff from parking areas also pollutes, chemical substances from the concrete or asphalt mixing with gas, oil, and other motor vehicle drainage. We take all of this into consideration as we plan to extract the water from the hotel. 

Why You Need An Expert

The right professional water removal requires an assessment of the contamination level of the moisture involved. SERVPRO of Tarpon technicians receive thorough training in determining the category, clean, gray, or black, of the water flooding through your property. Local ordinances regulate how to dispose of gray and black water, and we work with the community officials to handle the water we remove from the building and surrounding hotel facilities.

Choosing the best remediation and restoration company “near me” is as simple as placing the call to our operators. SERVPRO staff have the experience and the training necessary to make decisions crucial to your business thriving after this setback. Soaked carpeting and padding, wooden floors, and drywall receives appropriate analysis before the decision is made to dry or remove and replace. We treat all surfaces with proven disinfectants when cleaning, sanitizing affected areas, so future guests enjoy your hospitality with no caveats.
Our goal is to restore, using original structure, fixtures, and contents, as much as possible. We also work quickly and use industry approved methods to contain our restoration efforts so that you need not close your hotel while we complete restoration. Rely upon our advice and expect a fully refurbished facility faster and with less stress than you believed possible.

Here To Help

Flooding is a crisis made more urgent when it affects your hotel guests and staff. SERVPRO of Tarpon is ready to respond immediately. Call (727) 934-5555 for a full-service crew of water removal specialists.

Cleaning Up After A Tarpon Springs Hotel Fire

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

During a hotel fire, many guests panic and the entire situation can get chaotic. After the fire is extinguished, all guests are given appropriate lodging for the rest of their stay, and an assessment of the overall damage has been conducted, restoration can start.

Tarpon Springs is a popular destination for those on vacation and hotel fire damage impacts both hotel owners and guests economically. Non-economic hardships and inconveniences are also experienced by guests when reservations cannot be honored by a hotel. It is possible that the loss of a reservation creates vacation memories that guests would rather not take back home.

While the fire may have raged for only a few hours, restoration work can take much longer. The number of guests affected increases the longer it takes to restore a hotel that has been damaged by fire. Reducing the impact is possible when hotel owners use SERVPRO to restore their hotel. We are trained to the highest accepted standards, certified by the IICRC, experienced in large-scale disaster restorations, and skilled in the use of the latest equipment and technologies, which benefit our customers, and their guests, in diverse ways.

Our extensive experience has given us the ability to work around clients, patrons, and patients who rely on our customers' ability to provide needed goods and services. Stress levels can soar when experiences fail to match expectations, and a hotel stay is no exception. Fire damage restoration and repair work are inherently disruptive, but experienced technicians can dramatically minimize these disruptions.

We work with hotel managers to reach the most cost-effective way to keep guests satisfied with their room assignments while at the same time gaining sufficient space and time to perform repairs for our crew members – this keeps us out of the way of your guests but still allows us to work as needed. In some instances, we know working in areas that are occupied by guests is unavoidable, so we are well-versed in accommodating the general public – both in accessibility to sectors such as corridors and common areas, and also in answering questions posed to our technicians.

One important way that we restore the interior of a hotel is with the use of hydroxyl generators. These devices are safer than ozone machines and are utilized in areas that are continuously occupied. Other factors that show these machines to be beneficial in situations such as fire damage is that they can be placed near damp carpets and around plants with no adverse or harmful consequences. The benefits are outstanding and long-lasting, providing a clean and fresh scent to any area affected by foul odors, including those left behind by all sorts of burning materials.

Hotel fire damage might seem insurmountable, but when you enlist the help of SERVPRO of Tarpon, your hotel can receive the restorations and repairs needed, ensuring that you can honor future guests' reservations. We are available by phone at (727) 934-5555, all day and night. Call us, and we can begin working on helping you preserve your guests' vacation plans.