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From Innisbrook To Trinity Know Where To Get Help After The Fire

8/11/2020 (Permalink)

A home is shown to be completely surrounded by flames SERVPRO of Tarpon has advanced equipment and highly trained technicians to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Experts In Fire Damage In Tarpon Springs

Experiencing fire damage in your home can be devastating. After the fire is safely out it's time to call the trained restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Tarpon. They are certified by The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). 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.

SERVPRO of Tarpon experts understand the various levels of damage that result from a fire disaster.


We can take your call right away and get a trained crew to you quickly. SERVPRO of Tarpon provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. SERVPRO of Tarpon professionals have the training and equipment to quickly restore your property to pre-fire condition.
Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.

Cleaning Up And Getting Rid of Odors

When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. We have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. By identifying the cause of the odor, and determining the conditions where it contacts surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace.

Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly. The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing, so give us a call, and leave the restoration to us.

Here To Help


SERVPRO of Tarpon is here to help with fire, storm, water, and mold damage disasters. Call SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555 for reliable restoration services by a trusted industry leader.

Don't Let Heavy Rains Damage Your Home Or Business

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

A living room is shown of a home that is flooded When fire, mold or water damage affects your home or business in Tarpon Springs, Innisbrook or surrounding areas call SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555

Call The Experts If You Have Storm Damage

Summer in Tarpon brings the promise of warmer temperatures and it also brings heavy rains and severe weather. Heavy rains can bring several inches of water in only a few hours. Rains like these can create flooding in the area from the ground becoming oversaturated, or overfilling storm drains.

Floods can come on slowly, giving you time to react, or you can have flash floods which develop in areas which are low-lying in under six hours. When any flood damage has affected your Tarpon home, it is a situation that you should handle right away. Leaving water to sit in your home only creates additional damage. Since disasters like these are never at a convenient time, SERVPRO of Tarpon always standing by to help.

The first method of flood damage remediation is to extract the standing water. We use various extraction tools to do the job. Extractors can be used in cleaning upholstery and carpeting, and for removing water from floors. Most of them have three main components which are a pump, heater, and vacuum system. All three components are used in cleaning carpets and upholstery, but only the vacuum is used when extracting water.

SERVPRO of Tarpon technicians can use either portable or truck mounted extractors. Portable types can be taken into your structure, allowing access to restricted areas. Truck mounted ones have the same components but are more powerful and have their own sources of power.

For a flood situation, we may use pumps. The strength of the pump is stated regarding volume capacity and lift. When standing water is over two inches deep in your home, we use a submersible pump with enough lift capability and volume capacity. We do not use the pumps if the water is contaminated with solid materials.

We pump the water directly into a treated sewer, usually into a toilet. We never dispose of cleaning wastes through the toilet if your home has a septic system. A Septic tank company is contacted if a large volume of water has to be removed.

After flood damage in your home in East Lake, Beacon Square, or Innisbrook, give SERVPRO of Tarpon a call. We can be easily reached anytime at (727) 934-5555, so do not hesitate to call.

Don't Let Mold Cost You Time And Money

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

Mold is shown on the wall of a business If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555

Water Damage In Tarpon Could Result In Mold In Your Business


When your business or commercial site has water damage please consider calling in restoration experts right away.


SERVPRO of Tarpon has the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.
Microbes can grow out of control in even the cleanest environments. A tipped-over mop bucket, a tiny leak in a water line or drain, or anything else that introduced water into a hotel's interior can lead to problems.

Timely remediation and preventative measures provide long-lasting protection from additional damage.

Trained Technicians

SERVPRO of Tarpon technicians receive extensive and thorough training, earning them certifications from the IICRC. We know that the hotels in our area provide crucial services for our local economy, and we want to ensure that remediation leaves your hotel "Like it never even happened."



Remediation and restoration can rid your commercial site of any excessive mold and any related damage but also the often-pervasive odors that accompany microbial infestations.

To accomplish this, SERVPRO of Tarpon technicians begin with an assessment that includes locating the source or sources of intrusive water. These may include past mishaps, such as a sink that overflowed, or more recent or ongoing situations like seeping water lines. Moisture readers help us detect any sources of water, stagnant moisture, or abnormal humidity.



Resolving the issue that allowed the water to enter, drying out any leftover moisture, and restoring dry conditions paves the way for our expert remediators to begin their work.

To keep remediation and restoration costs low, we test materials exhibiting mold colonization to ensure we perform the least costly method. When cleaning alone proves sufficient, we know this method provides the useful results desired but at a fraction of the costs involved in replacement options.

When mold grows deep into materials, cleaning can no longer do the job required, and replacing damaged materials becomes part of the restoration process. We remove the damaged materials in a safe, clean manner, so microbial-laden dust never finds its way into uncontaminated areas of your hotel.

We implement the use of containment structures and equipment to prevent the spread of microbial activity. Temporary negative pressure structures keep microbes from settling elsewhere while HEPA-filtered air scrubbers remove any unwanted particles present in the air. Both maintain your hotel's air quality at a safe and healthy level.

SERVPRO of Tarpon's 24-hour service line, (727) 934-5555 is answered 365 days a year. If mold damage affects your business, our professional technicians can remediate the situation quickly. We also serve the business communities surrounding Innisbrook and Trinity.

Flood Damage Preparations In Tarpon Springs

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

My Tarpon Business Is Flooded


Flooding is a big concern for people that own or manage commercial business. Severe weather, plumbing fails, or accidents all can cause hotel flooding in Tarpon Springs. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, everywhere in the United States is at some risk for flooding, so it is important that you understand your risk, develop preparedness and mitigation plans, and take action.


Taking action and preparing now will not only increase the safety of employees and customers, but it will help you remain in business after a disaster like flooding. Maintaining business continuity is extremely important, and when you are able continue operations after a disaster, you will improve your community’s ability to recover as well.


There is a good resource that was developed to help you evaluate how prepared your commercial site is in case of a flood.

Business Flooding Toolkit


One thing you can do right away is to make sure you know who to call if flooding occurs. Consider working with a restoration company that offers a pre-disaster plan individualized for your business to avoid chaos when you experience flooding.

SERVPRO of Tarpon has trained, certified technicians that are ready to help (727) 934-5555.

Emergency Ready Plan

SERVPRO offers commercial clients our Emergency Ready Plan (ERP), including your opportunity to explain to the team we assign you the priorities of your business through your personalized Emergency Ready Profile.

When we arrive at your business, we need to know where to locate utility shutoffs and the blueprint of your facility. Your ERP and Profile give us that information before we even walk in the door. Our response is faster and more informed.


High-efficiency extractors pull water out of carpets, with minimal harm as our team is fully trained. Air movers and dehumidifiers add to our flood damage remediation arsenal.

If essential business documents and equipment risk water damage, you have already alerted us to their importance, and we pack up and stage these items in a safe place for review of harm and a determination of any special drying or cleaning services indicated.

SERVPRO consults with you, or the staff you designate in the ERP, at every step of the process, and keeps your insurance carrier in the informational loop, too.


Plan sensibly for disaster with an ERP and Profile in partnership with SERVPRO of Tarpon. Give us a call at (727) 934-5555 to develop the proactive paperwork at your convenience.

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.”