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Why You Really Need Fire Damage Remediation Specialists in Trinity

2/17/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why You Really Need Fire Damage Remediation Specialists in Trinity Homeowners dealing with residue coated household items can easily spread the damage throughout the home. Call SERVPRO to remediate.

Fire Damage Technicians in Trinity Talk About the Available Restoration Options

Whenever something burns inside your Trinity home, there are several different procedures a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO can take to mitigate your problems. During every fire damage situation, there are several choices and decisions to be made. When we first arrive at your residence after an emergency call, we begin inspecting your entire property for damage. During the first contact with you, the homeowner we determine how far the issues traveled away from the source, and we figure out the severity of the problems. After we get a good idea of what the fire damage project will entail, we then provide an initial work scope and estimate for you and your insurance adjuster.

During the initial inspection, our SERVPRO estimators must determine whether the negatively affected building materials and contents inside your house can be saved or not. Whenever we are writing up the first estimate during your fire damage project in Trinity, we must figure out what will be the most cost-effective method. We have to determine how much the item will cost to replace and how expensive it will be to repair. If the costs involved in cleaning or refinishing the item are cheaper than paying to replace it, we mark it on the estimate as something we can save. If repairing the building materials or contents is more expensive than replacing it, then we remove the items.

When dealing with burnt or residue-coated objects, our SERVPRO technicians know that their options are to clean, resurface, or replace the items. Cleaning is the least expensive and quickest restoration option — the object when cleaning is to remove all of the soot residues that exist. Our primary goal is to preserve fabrics or surfaces and return them to their preloss state.

Resurfacing items inside your home is more expensive than cleaning, and it takes more time to complete. Resurfacing can include the refinishing of wood furniture, the re-upholstering of furniture, and possibly the painting of walls and ceilings. Replacing is the most expensive option and only gets used when the other two methods are either not feasible or not cost-effective. If you ever have something set ablaze inside your house, call SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 immediately after the disaster occurs.

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Innisbrook Vacation Destination Hotels Benefit from SERVPRO Water Loss Mitigation

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Innisbrook Vacation Destination Hotels Benefit from SERVPRO Water Loss Mitigation Water Cannot Hide from SERVPRO’s Thermal Imaging Camera and then Cleanup and Drying in Innisbrook Area Commercial Buildings

Commercial Hotel Water Damage Restoration for Your Innisbrook Business

The plumbing system in your Innisbrook hotel or motel goes through regular wear and tear on a day to day basis. Many business owners fail to maintain their sinks, pipes, and toilets that well until something stops working properly. It is essential to maintain your plumbing, so you do not wind up with a disaster on your hands. There are many simple checks that you can do to help prevent the headache of a water disaster.

Commercial water damage in your Innisbrook hotel or motel is never convenient. A hotel must run around the clock every day of the year, and your customers expect to have the best service the entire time they are there, which is why SERVPRO® is always available to help you when there is an emergency. Our trained remediation specialists can take care of the problem quickly while disrupting your daily operations as little as possible. Our goal is to keep your bookings on schedule with no negative social media feedback.

When we arrive at your building, we locate the areas of the structure which are wet and use various devices to track the moisture within your structure. SERVPRO techs us a moisture sensor to find moisture in soft materials. Moisture meters are used to find the actual moisture content of different materials, so we know if the structure is dry. To measure the relative humidity and temperature, we use thermo-hygrometers. We use these readings to compare the moisture content of the affected and unaffected areas.

To help avoid water damage, do not neglect minor plumbing problems. A leak can develop over time even in the most advanced pipes, faucets, or fixtures. A small leak can significantly increase your water bills over the year. Pay attention to dripping faucets or minor leaks to stop the issue from getting larger. Preserving the possessions of guests is paramount to any water intrusion issues.

Blocked drains can easily create an overflow. Paper, grease, and leaves, as well as leftover food, can clog your drains. Tree roots can grow into drain pipes and cause clogs as well which can be difficult to remove.

Installing a centralized water softener system helps protect your pipes from the minerals found in hard water, besides offering a better tasting glass of water to your guests. You should also know where your shut off valves are in case of a toilet overflow or other water damage emergency. Knowing this helps to stop the current issue from getting a lot worse.

SERVPRO of Tarpon can help you find the issue causing the water damage in your hotel in East Lake, Holiday or Innisbrook and have you dry again in no time. We work around your customers to create as little disturbance as possible when you call us at (727) 934-5555 

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Many Happy Tarpon Springs Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Restoration and Remodeling

1/31/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Many Happy Tarpon Springs Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Restoration and Remodeling Let SERVPRO Turn the Page from Kitchen Water Damage to a Remodel Wonder for Tarpon Springs Homeowners

Kitchen Remodeling Options for Tarpon Springs Homes

Disasters can leave their mark on your Tarpon Springs home long after the incident occurs. While often traditional advanced restoration techniques can recover and recuperate loss, it comes with the need to reconstruct areas of the property. This case is especially true after disasters like fire and flooding, both of which often require demolition and rebuilding to restore the properties fully.

Even without a disaster, sometimes homeowners see the benefits of bathroom or kitchen remodeling for their Tarpon Springs property. With our advanced training in loss recovery and restoration techniques combined with licensed contractors on our team, we have a unique perspective and ability to provide our customer's remodeling options as broad as their imagination both following a disaster and as a standalone service for properties in our communities.

With a simple call to our SERVPRO team, we can send out a certified estimator who can help you to realize your vision for your home and show you the options that you have to make that a reality. Our experienced professionals can get to work quickly to ensure that your project does not take longer than necessary to complete.

Since our team has licensed contractors, we can provide disaster recovery in the same way. With years of combined experience, we can offer effective reconstruction, remodeling, and build back services to damaged properties. From the initial inspection of the damage to the steps required for restoration, there is no delay between mitigation and cleanup to reconstruction efforts. We are uniquely positioned to interface with our client and the insurance adjuster, if one is involved, to maximize the remodel within the prescribed budget. Our SERVPRO contractors can sit down with the homeowner to discuss their options and their vision for the space so that we can work from the very beginning to remodel your kitchen.

From disaster recovery to complete renovations and remodeling, you can count on our SERVPRO of Tarpon contractors and certified technicians to exceed your expectations. From mitigation and restoration to build back solutions, you can reach our professionals anytime that you need us. "Like it never even happened." only better.  (727) 934-5555.

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When A Flood Plagues Your Home In Tarpon Springs, You Need Help From A Professional Restoration Company!

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When A Flood Plagues Your Home In Tarpon Springs, You Need Help From A Professional Restoration Company! Equipment is essential to proper flood remediation.

Use An Experienced Provider For Flood Damage Restoration In Tarpon Springs

Flood water can devastate an entire town or city in a matter of hours. They represent a serious risk to your safety and have the power to flip SUV's or uproot trees with as little as a foot of rushing water. This year, flash floods have accounted for billions of dollars of personal property damage. The restoration process begins with a quick call to a professional service to arrange an emergency call-out.

Properties need an expert restoration provider after flood damage in Tarpon Springs to ensure no further damages are caused and that it is safe to return to the property. SERVPRO has a wealth of experience dealing with flooding and has sent large loss teams all over the country to help residents get their homes back to pre-flood conditions, “Like it never even happened.”

Many of our technicians are IICRC certificate holders in applied structural drying, odor control, and other essential restoration areas. SERVPRO can promise to arrange a service within one hour of receiving notification of loss; we can arrive onsite within four. Our technicians have the necessary training to restore power, the expertise to mitigate loss and the experience to relocate your possessions for deep cleaning processes.

In extreme weather conditions, a service you can trust is your first port of call. SERVPRO has access to national scale equipment that can help to dry your property faster. Truck-mounted extraction units can be brought with us in severe property damages alongside submersible gas-powered pumps. Quickly removing standing water is crucial when it comes to guarding against permanent damages. SERVPRO uses the finest equipment in the industry to ensure properties can be restored to their preloss conditions.

Flood water can often be harmful to your health. As water travels it picks up residue from materials, it comes into contact with along the way. These can be harmful and include raw sewage, animal carcasses, pesticides, herbicides or other dangerous pathogens. We can both assess and remediate damages that Black Water causes using our industry-leading training and resources.

Equipment is essential to proper flood remediation. Contact SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 for professional restoration.

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Tarpon Springs Homeowners Count on SERVPRO for Water Extraction

1/1/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Tarpon Springs Homeowners Count on SERVPRO for Water Extraction SERVPRO Says it takes more than a sea sponge for Water Removal in Tarpon Springs

SERVPRO Explains Why You Need Water Extraction And Specialized Drying Methods In Tarpon Springs

Despite our location on the Florida west coast, many Tarpon Springs residents pay more for damages from faulty sprinklers and broken pipes than hurricanes or tropical storms. The longer water stays in the home, the larger the bill for replacing ruined property.
 
For our Tarpon Springs customers, however, water removal is only the first step. SERVPRO specialists know that water extraction and thorough drying are the next methods needed to ensure the full restoration of personal and structural property to their original condition.
 
Extraction is a removal technique that draws smaller amounts of water from out of carpets and between wood floorboards. Among the tools our specialists use are extraction wands and self-propelled extractors called Rovers. The smaller wands are ideal for removing water from carpets, without damaging the nape, in smaller rooms. They also draw out water trapped in the carpet pad.
 
For larger areas, the self-propelled extractors work very well. Many of the models we use have a platform so our specialists can ride on the device, to better control the direction and provide additional weight and pressure on the carpet or floorboards. Restoration team members can adjust the speed and heat used on both devices to begin the drying process simultaneously.
 
If the water started from an overhead sprinkler or a busted pipe that allowed water to wick into the walls and building elements, there could be damage to building materials like wooden floor trim or drywall panels that need immediate attention to preserve and restore. SERVPRO personnel uses a combination of air movers, fans, and dehumidifiers to draw out moisture and lower the inside humidity level.
 
To dry floor trim and panels, specialists direct the air mover to force warm air over the damp surfaces. The increased airflow pushes out the moisture into the air where it is pulled out of the home by the fans. Team members install dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity level which enables the fans and air movers to operate more efficiently. They also use these machines to help dry carpets and floorboards after completing the extraction process.
 
At SERVPRO of Tarpon, we know from experience that is simply removing visible water does not stop all damage. Quickly extracting water can help preserve homes and property that might be severely damaged otherwise. If your home has suffered a water disaster of any type, call us at (727) 934-5555 today. We are here for you.

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Restore Your Trinity Home After Mold Damage

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Restore Your Trinity Home After Mold Damage Call the experts when you spot mold growth in your home.

SERVPRO - Cleaning Mold Damaged Property In Trinity

Trinity residents know that a little water can cause an incredible amount of damage. Removing and drying property after a storm or plumbing incident does not always take care of every problem. Many times, these disasters can also lead to a mold infestation.
 
Reducing and eliminating mold damage to Trinity homes means looking not just overhead or behind walls. SERVPRO restoration teams understand that once mold begins to grow and expand in a home, it can spread through not just bathrooms and laundry rooms, but grow underfoot, unnoticed until it spreads throughout the entire home.
 
Most homeowners and residents do not realize they have a mold problem until they detect that distinctive, musty odor. Not all mold growths exude it, however, so it is not a reliable indicator. The only reliable methods are for our technicians to use a mold content meter to test the air for high levels of mold spores or pull up the carpet after a flooding incident and perform a thorough visual inspection.
 
If SERVPRO technicians discover mold, they use a shampoo machine to kill the active mold spores with a cleaning solution containing an anti-fungal agent. After completing the process, they use an extractor to draw out remaining water with the mold spores.
 
Next, they detach the carpet and dispose of the pad underneath it. Carpet pads cannot be cleaned of the mold without damaging them, and since they are cheaper to replace than restore, disposal is the only cost-efficient option.
 
Now, technicians dry the carpet and the floor underneath it. They lift opposite ends to create entry and exit points and then install air movers and box fans to increase airflow and speed up the process. Once they finish drying the carpet, the team leader examines it for traces of mold. If she finds none, team members install a new carpet pad and then tack the carpet back in place.
 
It is impossible to eliminate every mold spore, but at SERVPRO of Tarpon, we can stop active mold growth. Our goal is to treat affected property so that homeowners and residents can return to a clean environment as quickly as possible. If you need us, call (727) 934-5555 today. We are here for you.
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Our Team Is Your Best Option When Renovating Your Tarpon Springs Bathroom

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Team Is Your Best Option When Renovating Your Tarpon Springs Bathroom We are here for you!

Bathroom Renovation In Tarpon Springs Homes

For Tarpon Springs homeowners, time can be just as damaging to their home as a flood; it simply takes longer. In some renovations, there may be no actual damage, but homeowners want to replace fixtures which are out of style and make other changes to improve the look and functionality of their bathroom or other parts of their home.

So why should you choose SERVPRO to perform the bathroom renovation in your Tarpon Springs home? The renovation is simply the final task that we perform after cleaning up the damage and debris after a disaster. Our goal after every restoration is to return a home to its condition before the damage happened.

Take tile as an example. With extensive damage after a flood or a plumbing leak, tile floors and showers in a bathroom often need replacement. The process to repair or replace tile is the same if the owner wants to put down new tile as part of a renovation with the first task being the removal of the old.

After removal, our specialists test the exposed flooring and walls for moisture content. If the areas test too high, personnel install a dehumidifier to draw moisture from the air and exposed wood, and an exhaust fan to draw damp air out of the bathroom, so the dehumidifier works more efficiently.

Once they complete drying the bathroom, SERVPRO specialists lay in the new floor and hang new drywall. They sand and prepare the surfaces for the adhesive used to apply new tile. Our personnel then lay each tile in place and carefully grout them for a waterproof surface.

If the homeowner wants to use tile sheets, specialists cut and apply each section for the most pleasing look. To ensure a smooth finish with no air pockets, they carefully use hand a tool pressure force out trapped air. If needed, they use an air mover to blow warm air over the surface, keeping the adhesive soft as until ready for it to harden.

When performing a bathroom renovation, work crews often discover previously unseen damage. For a company that can handle everything from installing new fixtures to performing unexpected demolition, call SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 today. We are here for you.

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Our Team At SERVPRO Can Eliminate Odors After A Fire In Your East Lake Home

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Team At SERVPRO Can Eliminate Odors After A Fire In Your East Lake Home The lingering effects can take weeks to eliminate.

Eliminating Fire Damage Odors In East Lake Homes

Most house fires last only an hour or two before firefighter extinguish them. The lingering effects can take weeks to eliminate. Only a small number of fires cause major, structural damage to East Lake homes though. Most cleaning and restoration costs come from the smoke and soot, rather than the heat and flames.

Most of this East Lake fire damage from smoke and soot are the odors they generate. Removing them is a difficult process and requires a professional restoration service. SERVPRO has the training to understand that placing furniture outside or repainting over smoke damaged walls only hides odors for a few days or weeks at the most. To permanently deal with lingering odors, our office maintains an extensive, on-hand inventory of restoration equipment.

Electric Pressure Sprayers
Technicians use them to apply deodorizing agents and other cleaning agents. They spray them directly onto the surface of the carpets, fabrics, and structural materials that have heavy odor-causing residues.

Injectors
These special pumps have large needles our technicians use to inject small amounts of deodorizers directly into carpet and upholstery stains. When possible, we prefer using this method instead of pulling up a carpet or soaking a sofa with cleaning agents.

Ozone Machines
Technicians use them to produce a gas of oxygen molecules that react with odor-causing molecules that deeply penetrated surfaces. The reaction oxidizes them, which eliminates the odor. After a short period, the ozone gas reverts to normal oxygen, leaving no residues.

Ventilation Fans
These industrial exhaust fans move air at high speeds of 3000 to 5000 cubic feet of air per minute. Technicians use them to air out a home that is wet from the actions of the firefighters. The fans can quickly remove the damp, interior air containing odor-causing molecules. They reduce the overall odors and assist technicians in finding the source of the stronger odors.

These devices are only a small number of the cleaning and restoration equipment we maintain at our office. For SERVPRO of Tarpon, our goal is to return your home to its condition before the fire. If you have lingering odors, call us at (727) 934-5555 today to schedule an inspection.

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Our Team At SERVPRO Can Make Sure Your Home Is Safe After A Flood Damage Disaster In East Lake

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Team At SERVPRO Can Make Sure Your Home Is Safe After A Flood Damage Disaster In East Lake A flooded property presents many risks, which you can avoid by involving a professional.

Ways Professional Restoration Of Flood Damage In East Lake Improves Safety

When your East Lake property floods, you have to contend with the inconveniences of cleaning up and removing items from the structure. There are dangers too because flooding can interfere with the structural integrity of your house causing injuries if certain sections collapse. Perhaps the more common risk is exposure to contaminants and the risk of electric shock if the water submerges electrical outlets. With our professional restoration services, you can avoid these dangers because we anticipate them and bring the right protective gear.

Contaminants such as raw sewage and toxic chemicals are common during flood damage in East Lake. If the skin comes into contact with such contaminants, they might be absorbed into the body. Our SERVPRO technicians use chemical resistant gloves when working in such environments. We also demolish parts of the structure where restoration is not possible or when trying to expose moisture trapped in enclosed spaces. Heavy-duty gloves are necessary when handling these tasks.

Flooded properties present various challenges that might affect the sight or respiratory functions of the person doing the restoration. The contaminated water can splash and reach the eyes. Floodwaters might also emit awful smell depending on the level of contaminants present. Besides, mold is likely to grow in flooded properties and can cause irritation or even infection. Our SERVPRO technicians are equipped with safety glasses and splash goggles to protect their eyes. We also have respirators with different capabilities including HEPA filters and organic vapor filters.

It's not advisable to enter a flooded building because of the risk of electric shock. Our SERVPRO technicians check whether power is turned off, then use electric circuit testers for confirmation. We also have GFCI, ground fault circuit interrupters, which protect electrical equipment and tools. In case there is no power in the property, or we deem it risky to use we also carry mobile generators and self-powered water extractors.

A flooded property presents many risks, which you can avoid by involving a professional. Call SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 if your property floods. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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The Four Factors That Determine The Time It Takes To Dry Your East Lake Home After A Water Damage Incident

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Four Factors That Determine The Time It Takes To Dry Your East Lake Home After A Water Damage Incident Before choosing an extraction method, we have to look at various factors.

Factors To Consider When Drying Your Water Damaged East Lake Home

Using varying water extraction techniques is necessary when we are restoring your water damaged structure. Before choosing an extraction method, we have to look at various factors. For instance, we have to determine whether the water has sediments, is from a white, gray, or black source. It means we have to inspect your East Lake property to come up with working solutions.

Four primary factors determine the time your East Lake property takes to dry during water damage restoration. The first factor is temperature. Usually, drying takes place faster when the temperature of the room is between 70° to 90°. At such a temperature, the air can hold more moisture enabling the surrounding surfaces to lose moisture. When the temperature of the area is too low, our SERVPRO technicians use portable heaters to increase it to the required standards. Our team installs Dehumidifiers to absorb the water vapors from the air to reduce the chances of secondary damage taking place.

To reduce the quantity of water we have to remove from the structure using Dehumidifiers, we perform a physical extraction. We have to use pumps and portable or truck-mounted extractors to remove liquid water from your property. The process of eliminating water that is in a liquid state is a little bit quicker when compared to removing it when it is in a gaseous state. Never think it is a waste of time when you see us spending much time using submersible pumps. During the extraction process, we are careful not to drip water on dry areas.

Air movement is crucial when we are drying your property. Wet surfaces usually have humid air that slows down the rate of evaporation. To speed up the drying process, our SERVPRO technicians properly position air movers in the room. These devices blow dry air onto wet surfaces and force the damp air out. For even distribution of dry air across the surfaces, we change the position of the air movers.

You can trust SERVPRO of Tarpon with your commercial or residential cleaning and restoration needs after experiencing a water damage incident. Our highly experienced technicians respond immediately and use advanced equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call (727) 934-5555 to learn more.

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