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If You Have Water Damage, Should You Restore or Renovate?

1/5/2022 (Permalink)

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Water may be essential, but it can cause costly damage to your home. If your home is flooded or damaged by a leak or water overflow, the repairs can be extensive and expensive. The extent is determined by how much water damaged the property and how long it remained in place before a restoration crew could remove it.


In Tarpon Springs, bathroom remodeling is important for many homeowners.

SERVPRO of Tarpon not only removes water and its damaging effects, but our trained professionals also assist in remodeling and returning the bathroom and other areas of the home to its pre-damage condition.



Team members first have to remove everything that was damaged by the water to remodel the bathroom. That usually means pulling up damaged flooring and soaked drywall panels, but if the water in the home remained in place for several days, it can affect the tile around the sink or toilet and break down the seals holding the bathtub or shower in place.



Our technicians start with an inspection. In many cases, loose tile indicates water damage, so if any shifts or moves at a touch, they remove several pieces to examine the wall behind them. The same is true with linoleum floor, so if either move at a touch or have visual bubbles, our team removes the damaged surface material and the building material underneath it.

Once we complete the demolition and removal, SERVPRO technicians dry the bathroom interior with dehumidifiers, air movers, and fans.



After the air moisture content tests at normal, the teams begin work to return the bathroom to normal condition. They start by rebuilding the floor and hanging new drywall panels to enclose everything. We can lay new linoleum and tile so that everything looks like it did before, or if the homeowner prefers, upgrade the look of the bathroom with better tile along with new fixtures and accessories.

Our team of home restoration and storm damage repair specialists will manage your home project with professional attention to detail.



For SERVPRO of Tarpon, restoration is much more than relaying carpet, drying floors, and drawing moisture from your home or property.

Our technicians do everything possible to make your residence look like it did before the hurricane or the damaged inlet pipe dumps hundreds of gallons of water in it. If you need our services, call us today at (727) 934-5555.

What Would You Guess Is the Single Most Common Disaster in The US?

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

If you were asked to name the most common disaster across the nation, what would you guess?

The American Red Cross has the answer, and most of you probably didn't get it. Eighty percent of Americans don’t realize that home fires are the single most common disaster across the nation.

That's right, house fires. Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Two out of three cooking fires start with the range or stove, this is according to the National Fire Protection Association.


Escaping a house fire is no guessing game. Does your family have a plan? Only 26 percent of families have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.


Here are a few tips to help you and your family develop a two-minute escape plan.

If a fire starts, you may have less than two minutes to get to safety. Time your fire drills and find out, what’s your escape time?

Smoke is dangerous. Get low and go!

Everyone in your household should know two
ways to escape from each room in your home.

Get out and stay out. Never go back inside for
people, pets or things.



Decide where to meet once you get outside.

If you do experience a house fire, it's going to have a remediation plan after the first responders have done their job.

SERVPRO of Tarpon specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event.
SERVPRO of Tarpon is the team to call (727) 934-5555. Our experts have the knowledge and the training to restore your home after a fire.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration, and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: from initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.

We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. Each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.

If you have questions about fire damage or any aspect of restoration, call SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.

Businesses Around the Country Consider Hybrid Work, What You Should Consider Before Using A Commercial Space Again

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

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Since March of 2020 many businesses had to drastically change the way they operate. Now as we experience a large shift to a hybrid model, some time working from home and sometime in the workplace, is your commercial space ready?

If you are expecting employees to return full time can your commercial space handle the demands?
When managing commercial space there are several considerations, accessibility, safety and things like plumbing. Leaks in your building can be a serious problem, and if these problems are not resolved quickly, they can lead to some significant damage and costs.

Do you have an inspection plan before returning in greater numbers to your commercial space? Water can cause significant damage to your building and issues with rotting materials and mold.

SERVPRO of Tarpon has a well-trained professional team to help if you discover issues in your commercial space. Untreated mold can spread and cause a variety of issues.
Roof and chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth. Mold growth can occur in any home or business, so it’s important to be aware of situations that might promote mold activity.


SERVPRO of Tarpon is ready to help. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quickly, with the right resources. SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.

Leading Causes Of Fires In The Home

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Fires started by smoking materials have been the leading cause or one of the leading causes of home fire fatalities for decades. This was still true for the 2015–2019 period, during which an estimated average of 16,300 such fires caused an average of 600 deaths; 1,030 injuries; and $511 million in direct property damage annually. This is according to research presented by The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

The (NFPA) report indicates heating equipment was the second leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries and the third leading cause of home fire deaths and direct property damage from 2015 to 2019.

An average of 45,800 such fires caused 480 deaths; 1,350 injuries; and $1.0 billion in direct property damage per year.

Heating equipment was the leading cause of fire deaths in one- or two-family homes. Although space heaters, including portable heaters and those that are permanently installed, were involved in only 4 percent of the total home fires.

There's never a good time to have to face fire damage in your home or business. If you do have fire damage call the experts at SERVPRO of Tarpon.

The SERVPRO of Tarpon team specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm.

SERVPRO of Tarpon provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster.

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
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Tarpon's Water Damage Restoration Team

10/12/2021 (Permalink)


Many Tarpon Springs residents have experience rebuilding after a disaster. Storms, flooding, wind damage and can cause major damage to your home or business.

Most Tarpon Springs residents know evacuation routes and places to shelter, but do they know who to call if they have water damage? A bad decision can be time consuming and costly.

Tarpon's Restoration Team


There's only one number you need for restoration in Tarpon Springs, call SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.


The experts at SERVPRO of Tarpon works as quickly as possible to help homeowners put their home back to it's original condition.


Despite the reason for it, many owners take this opportunity to put in the kitchen that they always wanted but perhaps did not have the funds when they built or bought the home. Our teams can help with everything from laying new linoleum and tearing down interior walls, to installing new appliances and cabinets.


If they were restoring a kitchen, the demolition work is carefully done to prevent additional work and costs. That includes removing the flooring, linoleum or wood and the sub-floor to expose the concrete pad underneath. The same actions include tearing out drywall and paneling damaged by the water. Getting the work started immediately will help to prevent major mold issues.


After clearing out the debris, SERVPRO technicians put in a new sub-floor. Before laying a new floor on top of it, they make sure to secure any plumbing, gas, and electrical lines. If they suspect a problem, the team leader recommends bringing in a licensed contractor to make any repairs.


With the new floor in place, our specialists install the new appliances. Each team member is trained to deal with all major manufacturers, saving our customers additional installation fees often not covered by insurance.


Next, teams install and paint or stain the new cabinets. Our specialists can preserve the original cabinets and repaint them, but if they need to cut down or rebuilt to match the new appliances, it is often as cost-efficient to install new cabinets than to spend the labor hours changing and reinstalling the old ones.


SERVPRO of Tarpon teams are well trained and certified. SERVPRO of Tarpon is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies. IICRC Certified Firms have the right to display the IICRC Certified Logo.


Before mold or other issues cost you more contact SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555. The longer water is left standing, the more likely mold growth will become a problem. Mold can begin to grow in a flooded commercial site in 24 to 72 hours.

Contact SERVPRO of Tarpon to eliminate standing water.


Call SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.

Intense Storms And Lightning Are A Concern In Tarpon Springs

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

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Lightning is a leading cause of injury and death from weather-related hazards. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms, this according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

To avoid serious injury during storms, (FEMA) also offers these tips:


When thunder roars, go indoors! Move from outdoors into a building or car with a roof.
Pay attention to alerts and warnings.


Avoid using electronic devices connected to an electrical outlet.


Avoid running water.


Turn Around. Don’t Drown! Do not drive through flooded roadways. Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away.

If you have storm damage call SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555. We provide 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster.

SERVPRO of Tarpon is an IICRC firm. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) creates the standards for the restoration industry and provides training and certification to restoration companies.

Whether your Tarpon home needs emergency flood damage or your upholstery cleaned, you can depend on us. Our technicians have extensive cleaning and restoration training and can make your property look its best. Learn more about our residential services:

Water Damage Restoration


Fire Damage Restoration


Mold Remediation


Storm Damage Restoration


Cleaning Services


Building/Reconstruction Services

If you have questions about any of the restoration services we provide call SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.

If You Have Water Damage In Your Home, The SERVPRO of Tarpon Team Can Help

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

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Municipalities are responsible for monitoring and repairing their main water distribution system typically underground pipes. When one of these main lines break, and your house is currently demanding water from that main, the irregularity in pressure can force water intended to be pumped through the main line through your service line at an alarming rate. The overly-pressured indoor plumbing cannot contain the supply and ruptures your plumbing, causing a need for water removal services in your Tarpon Springs home or condo. 


You might find that several things can be the cause of water damages to your Tarpon Springs residence. While you work hard to safeguard your home from these possibilities, instances can occur which can require you to seek out the experience and expedient action of professional restoration services. A typical culprit for excessive water damage in your house are aging appliances, but another cause could have nothing to do with your house at all.


 With the high volume of water that would have made its way through your service line before the city workers could get the mainline valve shut off to repair the break, you have a dire need for water removal. Before the contents of your home are irreparably damaged, and you contend with the weakened structural integrity of its construction, give our SERVPRO professionals a call to help you out.


 As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, we have highly trained technicians that are dedicated to responding faster to any size disaster.

We provide 24-hour emergency service and have the training and expertise to handle your restoration. Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quicker with the right resources, which is extremely important. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces the restoration cost.
From the time we arrive at your home, we begin assessing the damage and setting up for extraction efforts.

Given the high volume of water that you face in this scenario, our trained technicians would likely opt for a truck-mounted pump from our SERVPRO Green Fleet to pull out the water quickly. This approach is the most efficient path to reach the following step, which is thoroughly drying the entire affected area and reassessing for structural weaknesses and subsequent damages.


While there are circumstances outside of your control that can cause significant water damage to your home, you can count on SERVPRO of Tarpon to help you restore your home to preloss conditions, "Like it never even happened." Our experienced specialists are available 24/7 by calling (727) 934-5555.

Mold Challenges In your Tarpon Business

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

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Mold growth in a humid environment like Florida's Gulf Coast is a common problem. Mold spores are everywhere, but only begin to grow and multiply when exposed to water. Tarpon Springs hotel managers have additional mold damage challenges due to the nature of the services they extend to travelers. Because every guest room contains at least one bathroom, perhaps a wet-bar, and a mini fridge and HVAC system, the potential for mold growth and damage is everywhere.

When guests check into your hotel, they expect a clean and sanitary experience in their room and common areas. If mold and mildew are present a quick and effective solution is needed before customers demand refunds or take their business elsewhere. We offer the hospitality industry in Tarpon Springs reliable services to respond to mold damage issues.

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Tarpon can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation.

We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. Learn more about SERVPRO of Tarpon training and certifications.


Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
Water Damage Restoration Technician
Applied Structural Drying Technician
Odor Control Technician
Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician



Many hotel owners and managers are hoping the in-house housekeeping services can keep mold growth from becoming a problem. Unfortunately they usually use a bleach solution, this rarely eradicates the mold. It merely lightens the tell-tale mold staining for a time.

SERVPRO mold remediation professionals take a different tact, containing, removing, and disposing of the mold, and any porous material infiltrated by the hyphae or root-like structures that extend from the moistened spore. We then sanitize the area with effective antimicrobials. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Tarpon, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

24 Hour Emergency Service


Faster to Any Size Disaster


A Trusted Leader in the Mold and Water

Restoration Industry


Highly Trained Mold and Water Damage

Restoration Specialists



Finally, SERVPRO does not believe remediation is complete until the moisture issue is solved. What a hotel owner needs are to limit as much as possible the excess water so that mold spores do not have a chance to grow.

Our technicians receive advanced training on the broad range of ways water makes its way into properties, and we help arrange for repairs and effective strategies to avoid future mold proliferation.



SERVPRO of Tarpon for mold remediation in your business. Call us at (727) 934-5555 to schedule a consultation.

If You Had A Fire In Your Home, How Long Would It Take You To Escape?

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

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Smoke detectors in your home and business are important. According to the National Fire Protection Association, occupants have less than three minutes to escape a fire.

Without early warning, that's not a lot of time.


The NFPA provides the following tips regarding smoke detectors:


Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.


A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement. Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound.


Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.
It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds they all sound.


Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.


Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions, yet mitigate false alarms.


A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from the stove.


People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.


Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.


Smoke alarms are an important part of a home fire escape plan.


SERVPRO of Tarpon specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.


If you have questions about fire damage or restoration give us a call SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555.

When Storms Are Approaching Make Sure You Are Ready For Before, During And After

8/12/2021 (Permalink)

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Storms Approaching Tarpon


When a storm is approaching it's a good time to finalize plans for when it hits. It's also a good time to consider what you might have to do after the storm.


Do you know who to call if you have heavy damage to your home or business?

How long will it take you to get help if you have water damage?


The professionals at SERVPRO of Tarpon are ready to help (727) 934-5555.


This is an excellent resource to help you prepare. Active Storms


The Florida Division of Emergency Management provides good information on Hurricane Hazards.


STORM SURGE - A hurricane can produce destructive storm surge, which is water that is pushed toward the shore by the force of the winds. This advancing surge combines with the normal tides to inundate normally dry land in feet of water. The stronger the storm, the higher the storm surge.


INLAND FLOODING - In the last 30 years, inland flooding has been responsible for more than half the deaths associated with tropical cyclones in the United States.


HIGH WINDS - Hurricane-force winds can destroy poorly constructed buildings and mobile homes. Debris such as signs, roofing material, and small items left outside become flying missiles in hurricanes.


TORNADOES - Hurricanes can produce tornadoes that add to the storm's destructive power. Tornadoes are most likely to occur in the right-front quadrant of the hurricane.


Graphical Hurricane Local Statement: Issued by local National Weather Service offices to provide more specific information about potential impacts of a tropical storm or hurricane on a particular area.

SERVPRO of Tarpon should be part of your plan


Whether it's a dangerous storm, fire damage or you suspect you might have mold SERVPRO of Tarpon is the team to call.


SERVPRO of Tarpon specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. From initial and ongoing training at SERVPRO’s corporate training facility to regular IICRC-industry certification, rest assured our staff is equipped with the knowledge to restore your property.