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Tarpon Springs Residents Trust SERVPRO of Tarpon to Mitigate and Cleanup Fire Damage Quickly and Efficiently

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Tarpon Springs Residents Trust SERVPRO of Tarpon to Mitigate and Cleanup Fire Damage Quickly and Efficiently As fire and water damage specialists, our SERVPRO of Tarpon business is built upon fire and water restoration expertise.

Residential fires are not something most people really think about on a daily basis. Consider that in just two short minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, an entire home can be engulfed in flames. Staying safe from fires at home begins with you.

Fire prevention begins with properly installing smoke detectors throughout your home. Smoke detectors should be installed on every floor of your home and close to any bedrooms. To make sure that the detectors are in working order, you should test them once a month. Batteries in smoke detectors should be replaced once a year. 3 out of 5 deaths as a result of home fires occur in homes that do not have working smoke alarms installed.

Once you've got the smoke detectors installed, it's time to make sure that you have fire extinguishers readily available throughout your residence. These will come in handy should you experience a small fire.

Developing a plan for escape in advance will save you time which is critical during a fire.
So what about after a fire occurs?
After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:
Is it safe to stay in the house?
Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.
Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.
Wet materials can be VERY heavy. Be careful!

Cleaning and attempting to repair your house takes professional knowledge, equipment, and products. Past results demonstrate that DIY efforts fall short, result in greater personal losses, extend repair time and increase expenses.

Let The Fire Damage Restoration Professionals at SERVPRO of Tarpon Work On Your Behalf

We will come to your property and complete a thorough inspection and assessment that provide a clear understanding of the extent of the damages and an expedient and cost effective course of remediation.
Some steps that could be a part of this process include:
• water removal, a priority
• content restoration, respond quickly to salvage furnishings, and structural materials, on-site or pack out at our facilities
• sanitation
• deodorization
• smoke and soot cleaning and removal
• odor removal, air duct cleaning, vent cleaning
• final walk-through to ensure your complete satisfaction with the restoration Call us For Effective, Expedient Fire Damage Restoration Services.The well-trained technicians of SERVPRO have been providing residential property owners with top-notch fire damage restoration services for many years.Our IICRC-certified specialists offer 24/7 emergency services, excellent customer service, and innovative fire damage restoration methodologies. We're ready to restore your property to its preloss condition.
We’re Fire and Water Damage Specialists
There is no substitute for training and experience. As fire and water damage specialists, our SERVPRO of Tarpon business is built upon our fire and water restoration expertise.

Call us 24/7 for help at (727) 934-5555.

Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists Can Restore Your Holiday Home | SERVPRO of Tarpon

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Our Highly Trained Restoration Specialists Can Restore Your Holiday Home | SERVPRO of Tarpon Serious illness can result if contaminants from a flood damaged home are not properly controlled.

Flood Damage

Whenever there is a flood, there is damage caused by the water as well as the possibility of health risks. Knowing that these risks exist can help you protect yourself and your family from harm.

Holiday has many homes that might seem well-protected from flood damage, but new construction from roadways and businesses can change floodplains, seemingly overnight. These changes can be entirely unexpected, even to experienced surveyors and other planners in the community. Knowing exactly how water might react to the shifts in the terrain after large amounts of snow melt, or springtime rains, occur is very difficult. Your home may be located in what was once a formerly dry area, but this is not the only location that can be damaged by flooding, even when it remains untouched by floodwaters. The interior areas of your home, well above the flood line, can also become damaged by flooding. The damage higher levels of your home receive might not be as contaminated as lower levels are but this only covers one area of damage and does not preclude other, 'cleaner' types of damage. Upper levels of your home can still become damaged by flooding simply because of the higher levels of moisture in the air inside your home. When moisture evaporates it can travel to drier areas within the home. When these areas are affected in this way, they are often overlooked. Water of any kind that has saturated a home often leaves behind an awful scent. In addition to restoring your home's interior structure, we can also provide the best solutions for combating odor problems that are left behind. This, as well as completely drying out your home, go a long way toward preventing future problems related to flood damage.

Serious illness can result if contaminants from a flood damaged home are not properly mitigated.  At SERVPRO of Tarpon, we understand that the entire home needs to have all water removed by pump truck, and then we can work towards the goal of reducing the home's entire moisture level back down to normal levels. Repairing damage and restoring a home the way it should be is more than just fixing the appearance of the home. The interior environment is much more than just the materials used to build the home.

SERVPRO of Tarpon can be reached at any time, 24 hours a day, weekends and holidays. Call us at (727) 934-5555. We know that emergencies are never expected. Call us, and we can start working on making everything “Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Offers Safe and Dependable Mold Cleanup For Hotels

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

Mold growth in a humid area 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 hotels pose enhanced mold damage challenges to their managers and owners 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 with over 1,700 Franchises
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 hotel. Call us at (727) 934-5555 to schedule a consultation.

Restoring Hotels Damaged by Fire in Tarpon Springs

7/19/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Hotels Damaged by Fire in Tarpon Springs Even a small fire can cause significant damage. Contact SERVPRO of Tarpon for a quick response.

Fire damage in a hotel requires thorough remediation to remove the damage and odors

After a fire, hotel managers in Tarpon Springs often find themselves relieved that the damage did not spread any further. However, even a small fire can cause significant damage. Eliminating the damage that does exist requires proper handling of the situation. The furnishings in guest rooms might require replacing, or extensive cleaning and other restorative work.   Hotels in Tarpons Springs that sustain fire damage might find that mattresses and other furnishings now hold layers of soot on them. While this problem might not render these items useless, they certainly do keep them from reflecting the level of quality of your hotel's reputation. SERVPRO can often remove the bulk of the soot covering mattresses and their box springs, although they often remain stained by the oils, even with aggressive and thorough cleaning methods.   It is, at times, more cost effective to replace certain items that provide essential aspects of guest rooms, such as lamp shades, draperies, and comforters, instead of cleaning them. When the labor involved becomes intensive and complex, sometimes replacing them becomes the least costly option. We can work with you to decide which options provide your hotel with the best benefit, with the timeliest outcome. We understand that each night your rooms remain vacant equals a loss of revenue.   Carpeting can pose complexities because of the variety of colors, blends, and backings available. To further complicate cleaning your hotel's floor coverings, various items, such as potted plants, furniture, movable equipment such as luggage carts and food service trays all pose areas where discoloration readily becomes apparent. Because of its horizontal nature, floors, especially carpets, absorb a substantial amount of soot particles. These particles not only cause discolored areas and staining, which cleaning might not completely remove, but remaining soot can become a source of pungent odors. We can discuss with you your available options regarding the restoration of your flooring and its coverings so you can make an informed and educated decision that can leave both you and your hotel guests quite satisfied with the results.   Commercial fire restoration should be performed by a certified, professional team such as SERVPRO of Tarpon.  Their team is IICRC certified, local and ready 24 hours a day. Guest rooms must meet strict guidelines enforced by government agencies, and we can help you achieve these requirements. SERVPRO of Tarpon is always available to help the hotel managers and owners in the Trinity, East Lake, and Holiday areas recover quickly after fire damage affects their lodging. Contact us at (727) 934-5555 for more information and to start the restorative work your hotel needs.

Fire Damage | Take These Steps to Reduce Your Risks in Your Tarpon Home

7/19/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Damage | Take These Steps to Reduce Your Risks in Your Tarpon Home Installing smoke detectors properly in your home and business can help saves lives and property damage

Tarpon fire damage restoration services may be needed if you are someone who has suffered from a fire. Fires can get out of hand rather quickly; in fact, it only takes mere seconds for one, single spark to lead to an entire room of smoke. However, there are ways to ensure that you can avoid having to go through the trauma of damage caused by fire. Let's take a moment to discuss three essential steps.

Take Precautions. Every year nearly 2,000 people lose their lives in a fire. You should make sure the correct installation of your smoke alarms on each level of your house or condo. It is also recommended to test the smoke alarms every month. Make sure with doors closed that you can hear them. You should also change your alarm batteries twice a year. Many individuals are in the habit of replacing batteries when they alter the clocks for Daylight Saving Time.

Create a Sound Plan. All of your family should be aware of your emergency preparedness plan. Sketch out a quick drawing of your floor plan and then take the time to identify at least two exits in each and every room just in case you need to make a quick escape. Go over your plan together and identify meeting places outside of the building, such as the neighbor’s driveway.

Hold fire drills and start practicing your escape from the house or condo in Tarpon. It is best to do this at least twice a year. Involving your children in these drills is critical, but remember that additional planning is needed when infants or tiny children are involved. Older children need to be taught to stay very low, feel the doors for heat before they try to open them, and never return to the building once they are out. Restrict fire damage to the building, not your family.

Focus On Prevention. There is a genuine possibility that you have already been schooled on ways to fireproof your property, but there are a few tips that you can use to prevent fires during special occasions such as the holidays. These times can be pretty hectic time, so it can be very easy to forget even the simplest things.

For instance, you should always remember to check the water that is standing beneath your Christmas tree. If you use a tree that is fresh-cut, then it has been in the process of drying out for a very long time. Moreover, this can be an extreme fire hazard. Watering it ensures that it retains moisture and help delay the messy needle droppings. SERVPRO of Tarpon suggest that you use LED lights for decorating the tree, less heat and help eliminate a potential fire leading to water damage.

If you want to remain safe all throughout the year and protect your family and property, then it essential that you take the necessary steps. If you are interested in more steps you can take or know someone who has recently suffered from fire damage and is need of restoration, then contact SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555. If you are somebody who has sustained fire damage in Tarpon, then restoration services are crucial.  SERVPRO of Tarpon can restore your home to its preloss condition "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO's Quick Remediation Steps Help to Prevent Mold From Forming In Your Hotel

6/25/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial SERVPRO's Quick Remediation Steps Help to Prevent Mold From Forming In Your Hotel Your call to SERVPRO of Tarpon when water invades your hotel ensures qualified professionals arrive to remove the moisture quickly and completely.

It is the nature of water to flow following the path of least resistance. This means a hotel leak or flood on an upper floor proceeds downward, damaging all building structures on its way.

Ceilings, walls, floors, and carpeting are all at risk. The water also moves into hidden areas behind walls if not removed swiftly.
Hotels have many sources of water risking flooding through the building, including plumbing in every guest room, laundries, kitchens, and spas or pools.

When water overflows, leaks, or bursts through, pumping it out and drying all of the affected areas must happen immediately. SERVPRO has both the trained technicians and the specialized equipment to remove water rapidly.

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.

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.

Mold in a hotel room raises concerns for guests.
Within 48 hours standing water and items soaked are prone to microbial growth, including mold. Mold colonies smell musty and unpleasant and spread wherever water offers food. Only a physician’s advice on the consequences of mold exposure should be followed, but guests and staff fear breathing or another contact with the spores.

Our technicians use water detection skills, honed through training sessions and experience, to follow the water behind and under objects and within building cavities.

Water removal and any mold remediation precede necessary deodorization. Our deodorization specialists attended advanced classes in removing the stale or unpleasant smells that follow water damage.
Failure to remove water damages drywall, plaster, fabrics, and other fibers. Our SERVPRO teams train to pull all the moisture out of affected areas of your hotel. Once visible water disappears we arrange air movers and dehumidifiers to reduce the water vapor content of the air and of structures, floor coverings, and furnishings. Finding and removing all the water improves air quality and restores guest rooms and common areas to preloss condition.

Your guests expect and deserve a clean, fresh-smelling, and dry room or suite. We count on them to use only proven methods in safe and effective ways to rid your hotel of tell-tale smells.

Your call to SERVPRO of Tarpon when water invades your hotel ensures qualified professionals arrive to remove the moisture quickly and completely. Our dispatchers await at (727) 934-5555, scheduling an inspection within hours of your first contact.

Tarpon Condos and Houses Depend on SERVPRO for Quick Cleanup And Water Extraction

6/24/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Tarpon Condos and Houses Depend on SERVPRO for Quick Cleanup And Water Extraction Count on SERVPRO of Tarpon to help you restore your home to preloss condition, available 24/7 by calling (727) 934-5555.

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.

Dangers of Storm Damage to Your Tarpon Home

6/14/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Dangers of Storm Damage to Your Tarpon Home SERVPRO of Tarpon Saves the Day After a Storm or Hurricane

Call SERVPRO of Taron to Help With Storm Damage

Storms can affect a home year round, but there are certain times of the year when homeowners in Florida are most vulnerable to encountering severe damage due to weather. Hurricane season, tornado season, and anytime, when there is the threat of powerful winds and a significant downpour, can threaten your house's structure and its contents.

Storm damage in Tarpon can get especially severe when hurricanes and tropical storms threaten the coastline. Though the range of consequences varies, it can be a very stressful and traumatic event, especially in areas that are closest to bodies of water.

Here are some of the top ways that storm damage can affect your home.  

1. Wind damage

Strong winds have the potential to cause immense devastation to a home, even if no tornado has touched down and a tropical storm never turns into a hurricane. The technicians at SERVPRO have experience handling storm damage caused by the wind and can restore your home so you can get back to your usual routine.  

2. Flood waters

Water is a powerful force, especially when accompanied by strong winds and lightning. Even after the waters have receded, dangers associated with the formation of mold and mildew will linger unless you contact a professional company like us, SERVPRO, for storm damage assistance.  

3. Storm surges

A storm surge can occur when the sea level suddenly rises due to a weather event, and it's a particular threat to homes in Florida that are near the coast. The low pressure and high winds associated with storm surges often result in damage that requires expert cleanup.  

4. Electrical Hazards

Anytime there's water and flooding involved with storm damage; there's the danger of electrical hazards. Downed power lines, water damaged equipment and appliances, and exposed wires all require careful handling.

Contact our team to ensure your home is free from electrical dangers after a major storm.   Here at SERVPRO of Tarpon, our team is equipped to repair storm damage quickly and efficiently, whenever you need our help. For a quote or information about our storm damage restoration services, call us 24/7 at (727) 934-5555.

Air Conditioners Can Cause Mold Damage in Tarpon

6/7/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Air Conditioners Can Cause Mold Damage in Tarpon Mold Can Grow In Your HVAC System
Did You Know That Mold Can Grow In Your HVAC System

When you live in a region where the temperature and humidity require cooling, you risk the possibility of a mold infestation in your HVAC system or in and around your window air conditioners. Because mold spores are so minuscule, any that have collected within the duct work of your ventilation system or in the condenser coils of you AC can grow with the simple addition of moisture. Clogged duct work, drains or loose seals will prevent your air conditioning unit from operating efficiently which can allow condensation to feed mold growth.  SERVPRO of Tarpon has the certified staff who use the proper techniques and the equipment necessary to discover where the mold is hiding. We will use proper procedures to remediate the infestation, ensuring the airflow in your home is purer and less likely to spread mold spores around.

Great care needs to be taken when remediating mold damage in Tarpon. If you smell a musty odor that you cannot pinpoint give us a call to see if we can discover the source. Avoid running your air conditioner until we arrive. We strive to come to your home within hours of your first call. Our mold specialists will evaluate your heating and cooling system to find any mold growth. If a mold infestation is found, we will then develop a plan that contains the colony until it can be safely removed. We work with you to guarantee the safety of you and your family as we investigate and then complete the tasks that will resolve the problem.

SERVPRO of Tarpon will arrange to have the mold remediated, including looking for the source of moisture that is feeding the fungal overgrowth. The remediation is not complete until the moisture has been located and its cause corrected. If necessary,  we will work with experts in the heating and cooling field to eliminate the leak or repair, remove and replace parts of the duct work, condenser or compressor that may be adding the moisture to the mix. Once the mold crisis is remedied, we will advise you on tips to keep your HVAC system or window air conditioner operating at peak performance without the heightened risk of mold development.

Contact SERVPRO of Tarpon when you suspect you may be struggling with a mold problem in your home. Operators are ready 7 days a week, 24 hours a day at (727) 934-5555 to set up a mold inspection appointment.

Mold Damage in Your Tarpon Home Is Sometimes Invisible

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage in Your Tarpon Home Is Sometimes Invisible Mold Growth in Tarpon Gets Cleaned up By SERVPRO

SERVPRO Can Check and Remediate Mold Infestations in Your Property

A mold infestation is common anywhere there is standing water or excessive moisture in the air or trapped within wood and carpets. If a room or area previously flooded hasn't been cleaned and dried quickly, the fungi can grow.

Even when the obvious signs such as warped floors and stained carpets have been restored, there may still remain a mold hazard. Mold damage in Tarpon homes has to be addressed quickly, and SERVPRO has the expertise and the equipment to help prevent the proliferation of breeding grounds for mold and remove all known traces.

If the mold has developed inside the walls, that area of drywall and its framing will probably have to be replaced if the cardboard backing has been ruined. If no mold is uncovered but excess moisture is detected, our tech teams have a series of dehumidifiers to take care of the problem and help prevent future outbreaks. These same exhaust fans are also used to blow mold spores through your HVAC system and out of your home using negative pressure. To make sure the process is complete, your HVAC will also require vacuuming using HEPA filtered devices, scrubbing using anti-fungal foggers along with the fans to destroy as much of the mold and spores as is possible. Every air filter must also be replaced. 

If you would like to try and stay ahead of a possible mold infestation or are concerned about recent flooding, we also offer a complimentary inspection for your home. Our inspectors can help determine if there are any areas at risk. SERVPRO recommends having a reputable, third party inspect and send out samples for analysis for possible mold infestations. Bear in mind, if you smell and see mold, there is no need to spend money on testing. Our Certified Mold Remediation Technicians can begin the service. 

The predicted weather for our corner of Florida is nothing but rain and thunderstorms. Before you have to deal with another flood and the resulting mold, call us today at 727-934-5555. If you suspect that there is already a mold infestation, contact us at SERVPRO of Tarpon. We are part of this community and wish to help.