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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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Kitchen Remodel in Tarpon Springs Needed Now?? Easy Call--SERVPRO for Professional Help and Installation

11/8/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Kitchen Remodel in Tarpon Springs Needed Now?? Easy Call--SERVPRO for Professional Help and Installation Why Call SERVPRO of Tarpon for a Kitchen Remodel? Always Fair and Great Customer Satisfaction

Why SERVPRO? For Kitchen Renovators In Tarpon Springs

When Tarpon Springs residents need a storm-tossed tree lifted out of their kitchen, and then the roof, walls, and appliances restored or replaced, they know to call us. What many area homeowners may not know is that they can call us when they want to upgrade their kitchen.
 
As kitchen renovators, SERVPRO work teams are the ideal choice for Tarpon Springs homeowners no matter what the situation. Our workers can expand a kitchen for a growing family, lay down new tile or linoleum, or replace and upgrade kitchen cabinets to prepare for selling a home.
 
Although our state is known for its retiree population, the local area is also home to many growing families. That young couple who worked two jobs to make their mortgage and prepare for a family, now have two kids and need a larger kitchen much more than the huge living room with a flatscreen TV as big as one of the walls.
 
SERVPRO renovation teams can push out a common wall to remove a few feet from the living room which can almost double the available floor space in the kitchen. Depending on what the homeowner wants, we can match the existing flooring if the material is available, or pull out the outdated flooring and install the latest in design.
 
Before putting down a new floor, we can move around the location of the kitchen island and even some appliances. The only restrictions on our actions depend on the location of supporting wall beams, gas and water intakes, and the imagination of the homeowner.
 
When a homeowner decides it is time for a new residence, we can help with that too. New cabinets can be a cost-effective method of attracting buyers and even be the deciding factor for a potential new owner. Our work crews can pull down and install completely new cabinets, or strip and stain or paint existing cabinets to go with new door designs along with replacement handles and hinges.
 
It is always a good time to consider renovation. At SERVPRO of Tarpon, we want to help you change your home for the better, no matter if you are a growing family, or are preparing to move on to the next adventure of your life. To schedule a visit and get started on your new kitchen, call us today at
(727) 934-5555.

Tarpon Springs and Sponges

Holiday WakeUp Call!! Water Loss in Your Hotel!! Call SERVPRO

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Holiday WakeUp Call!! Water Loss in Your Hotel!! Call SERVPRO Float in the Hotel Pool on Your Holiday, Not in a Flooded Room--SERVPRO

Cleaning Up a Water Line Break Requires Water Removal Specialists in Your Holiday Hotel

Water lines break on rare occasions, and when this happens, the pressure that many people enjoy while showering in their room at your hotel in Holiday changes from being a modern convenience into the source of significant hassle. That same water pressure that makes a shower feel more comforting can lead to standing water changing your vacation outlook. Interior walls quickly get soaked, and water can travel down the verticle tower of a multi-level hotel.

SERVPRO teams are always on standby to respond Faster To Any Size Disaster that happens in Holiday, including hotels needing water removal services. For more massive disasters, we can always rely on our neighboring franchises to help with extra resources. The majority of the time, we can adequately handle the tasks involved in eliminating the water and restoring a holiday retreat to just that.
 
Water that becomes trapped inside walls needs to drain away to the exterior portion so we can remove it. Before using our Injectidry system, we drill small-sized drain holes along the base of the affected walls. Getting as much water out first helps make the drying process work that much faster. Our Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT) steadily works to remove water from areas that became drenched with the water from the line's break, and tests to ensure that underlying floor structures also become dry again. We strive to limit disruptions to guests, especially those not directly affected using the corridors.
 
Extracting water as quickly as possible so we can apply specialized and highly effective drying techniques reduces the chances that water can cause permanent damage to your hotel's structures. Warping and buckling, among other changes, in flooring and other visible structures are just as crucial as hidden ones, inside walls and floors, where warped beams might not show. These interior flaws can significantly affect the structural integrity and strength of your hotel, and we take every precaution to prevent this from occurring.
 
Our Business is to keep your business functioning, minimize inconveniences to your guests, and do our part to keep your reviews positive.

SERVPRO of Tarpon is always ready to make sure that your hotel in Innisbrook or around Beacon Square receives the attention it needs when we perform water removal techniques. Call us at (727) 934-5555 when you discover a water line break or other disaster involving water.

HERE is a great place for a Holiday!

Our Mold Damage Experts Can Restore Your Trinity Home

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our Mold Damage Experts Can Restore Your Trinity Home Getting out the water or high humidity from your Trinity property is the key to dealing with mold damage.

Is Your Trinity Home Experiencing Mold Damage? Never Panic!

Did you know that ignoring that leaking sink or failing to dry water-soaked materials may quickly lead to additional problems such as mold damage? When mold infests organic materials such as wood, they might cause decomposition. What appears like a simple black spot on the wall may end up developing into an extreme mold case. It means every resident of Trinity should always keep eyes open and make the right decisions.

Getting out the water or high humidity from your Trinity property is the key to dealing with mold damage. We inspect your property, identify and correct the source of moisture. Apart from causing damage to your property, mold can cause health problems. To stay safe from such dangers when we are performing the remediation process, our SERVPRO technicians observe some safety work practices. Since the remediation process may involve disturbing the mold, we have to put containment measures in place to prevent the spread of the spores to clean sections of the house.

Documenting the site's conditions is essential during mold damage remediation. If the cause of mold in the building is high humidity, we have to use a hygrometer to measure and record the amount of water vapor in the structure. The recorded figure helps us to monitor the progress of the remediation process, and if it is not up to speed, we might introduce other techniques to fasten the drying process.

The techniques we use to remove the mold depend on the degree of contamination. In some instances, we may physically remove the contaminated items from the site, some cases may make use to use HEPA filters to vacuum the excessive mold spores, and we can also damp-wipe surfaces using a detergent. The detergent usually has anti-microbial properties that prevent the mold problem from reoccurring.

SERVPRO of Tarpon uses the state-of-the-art equipment to offer industry-proven cleaning and restoration services. Call us at (727) 934-5555 for our highly experienced technicians to respond immediately and meet your needs.

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Three Ways to Protect Your Tarpon Springs Home From Flood Damage

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Three Ways to Protect Your Tarpon Springs Home From Flood Damage Clogged gutters can result in damage inside your home.

Three Ways Tarpon Homeowners Can Reduce Flood Damage

Have you recently relocated to Tarpon Springs? Do you know that floods can strike your home in many ways? For instance, hurricane storm surges and flash floods. Have you protected your home against flood damage? Well, if not, this is the right time to do so. There are three ways you can protect your property and reduce flood damage.

Check weather reports daily:

To prevent flood damage to your Tarpon Springs home, listen to the weather forecast daily. The local weather channel relies on data from the National Weather Service. The National also provides warnings of hazardous weather. These warnings give you time to set up preventative measures and protect your property. Also, you can sign up to your local flood warning service. In case of impending floods, the service sends a tweet, email, or text to your smartphone.

Maintain your gutter system:

Gutters direct rainwater from your roof to the storm drain. It is wise to maintain your gutters before the heavy rains to prevent flood damage in your home. Step one, clean the gutters. Step two, remove any leaves and twigs blocking the path of water. Step three, check the gutters for cracks and gaps.  

Crawl space encapsulation with plastic sheeting:

Crawl encapsulation is a flood preventative measure where a heavy duty durable liner or plastic sheeting is used to cover the floor and walls of your crawl space. The plastic sheeting is multi-layered and reinforced with polyester scrim. This liner acts as a vapor barrier between your crawl space and the soil.

To prevent flooding, installation of a sump pump system is a must. Sump pumps help to remove standing water in case of flooding. Another issue that crawl encapsulation tackles is humidity. To counter this, a vapor barrier expert can install a permanent dehumidifier in your home. Dehumidifiers help manage condensation and humidity in the crawl space.  

SERVPRO flood damage experts have extensive training in mitigating water damage. Thanks to our quick response, we can save your home from secondary damage. Also, we can reduce your restoration costs.

At SERVPRO of Tarpon, we know that the best defense against flood damage is preparation. The preventative measures above can protect your family and home, but it is wise to consult our experts in case of doubt. If you need our services, call our 24/7 emergency line at (727) 934-5555.

Tarpon Springs is called the 'sponge capital of the world.  For information on this and other fun facts about Tarpon Springs, click here.

A Few Things to Consider During Trinity Home Fire Damage Remediation

9/30/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage A Few Things to Consider During Trinity Home Fire Damage Remediation In the event that your home office or any other part of your home suffers from a fire, contact SERVPRO for effective remediation.

What to Expect After a Fire in Your Trinity Home

While there might be many disasters that could potentially threaten your Trinity home over the years, there might only be a handful of circumstances that require professional expertise to overcome. With a situation like a fire in your house, the varied and widespread effects of this situation can lead you to quickly determine that professional restoration is the most efficient approach to returning your home to its original state.

Once the first responders have extinguished the flames in your house, you can get your first look at the fire damages in Trinity that affect your property. From the immediate considerations like the structural concerns to the secondary effects like the harsh odor throughout the house, our SERVPRO professionals have the equipment and the expertise to overcome it. More to this point, your insurance company often mandates the use of professional restoration to ensure that the repairs and restoration get done correctly.

From the moment that our experienced technicians arrive at your home following the extinguishing, we too get our first look at the scope of the damage. We can determine at this point what equipment and personnel are necessary to overcome these damaging effects and an idea of how long the restoration process should take to complete. This information gets shared directly with the insurance company to help speed up the claims process to get this restoration process started as quickly as possible.

One of the most consistent things that homeowners experience once a fire gets put out in their home is an overwhelmed feeling. Our SERVPRO team has thorough training in all aspects of fire restoration from addressing the structural concerns to managing and eliminating the secondary effects, which should help you see the light at the end of the tunnel.

While the first call that you should make following an incident like this is to your insurance company, you can make sure that the second is to our SERVPRO of Tarpon emergency response team. We can help you to meet the needs of the insurance company to get the claim process going and help you through every step of the restoration process until your home gets returned to the way it used to be. Give us a call anytime at (727) 934-5555.

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Mold Damage On Furnishings In Holiday Can Make Your House Suffer Bad Odors

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage On Furnishings In Holiday Can Make Your House Suffer Bad Odors Residents in Holiday might find mold damage within their home in almost any location.

Mold Damage On Furnishings

Luxurious homes in Holiday often have expensive upholstered furniture and other elegant furnishings. These costly items need regular care to catch problems before they become detrimental to the piece involved, and this care includes the detection of microbial infestations.

Residents in Holiday might find mold damage within their home in almost any location, but when it involves furniture, heavy drapes, carpets, rugs, and other belongings, SERVPRO can help. Our IICRC-certified technicians can clean these items for you so musty odors disappear. Remediation of mold damage includes the removal of moldy materials, but we remain dedicated to our goal of carrying out these processes as inexpensively as possible.

Calling us to begin the work as soon as you find mold or mildew infestations can drastically reduce the amount of damage your house's furnishings experience. We can restore many items through diligent cleaning methods, unique cleaners that remove stains, and expert skill and experience. Deodorizing these items by either thermal fogging or ozone treatments diminishes the odor that often remains even after the most thorough cleaning session.

Removing all traces of mold also improves the air quality in a home. While desiccating an area kills the mold itself, its spores remain viable, capable of restarting colonies within your home. These spores, on many varieties of mold, produce a distinctive scent that many people find unpleasant or even offensive.

Our mold damage remediation team uses air scrubbers and HEPA filters to trap these loose spores, removing them from the air your family members breathe. This can reduce the possibility of family members experiencing health effects, as well as the odor detected. Our Odor Control Technician (OCT) can also help eliminate remaining odors when homeowners find it necessary.

SERVPRO of Tarpon wants your family home to smell pleasant with clean, mold-free furnishings. This healthier environment can greatly benefit your family and guests. Instead of worrying about possible mold damage in your Innisbrook of East Lake residence, call our experts at (727) 934-5555, and we can put your mind at ease.

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