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Commercial Water Damage In Tarpon Doesn't Have To Cause Your Business To Close For An Extended Time

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

Many owners and managers of hotels in Tarpon are familiar with water removal from their facilities. With so many water lines and guests to cause problems, water damage and flooding are inevitable for most hotels no matter how many safeguards they put in place.

Emergency Ready Profile

SERVPRO designed the Emergency Ready Profile system with such situations in mind to minimize response times and maximize efficacy in the mitigation process, potentially saving you hundreds to thousands of dollars in restoration costs. The system is easy-to-use and straightforward, but highly advantageous to us, and can get your hotel back to full operations quickly.

The system is based on a profile system, where you can create unique entries for each hotel location in Tarpon that may need water removal at a later date.

Our database is secure and private, meaning that no third parties can access information posted there under normal circumstances. In the event of a water or flood damage incident, you can just open up our app or website and push a button to call a SERVPRO of Tarpon mitigation team to affected locations, circumventing the initial phone call entirely. Within hours, our technicians arrive to begin removing water from impacted rooms, already equipped with knowledge of any floor plans, blueprints, and water line information you may have uploaded to the ERP system.

In addition to diagrams providing information to help us with our mitigation tasks, you can also upload contact lists, insurance documentation, photographs, and any other documents that may be relevant to our services. Since its implementation, SERVPRO ERP has saved business owners nationwide hundreds of thousands of dollars in restoration costs and drastically reduced the average amount of work managers, and owners must do with insurance companies and other third parties.

SERVPRO of Tarpon provides fast and professional damage mitigation and restoration services to local businesses. For more information on the Emergency Ready Profile system or to request our services, call us at (727) 934-5555.

Rebuilding After Water Damage In Tarpon Springs

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

No one expects or wants water damage in their home. It not only results in hundreds or even thousands of dollars in repair and restoration costs, but it also disrupts the normal routine until a restoration company finishes work. That is particularly true when a bathroom is rendered unusable.

Bathroom Water Damage In Tarpon Springs

For a Tarpon Springs bathroom renovation, SERVPRO of Tarpon can do complete remediation of the water damage and then rebuild everything from changing out the bathtub to installing new tile and fixtures.

Despite it being the room with designed to have water in it. Faulty plumbing misdirects it, ruining drywall, cabinets, tile, and more. Our team finds the leak that caused the problem. In a bathroom, that is usually a water line that leads to either the sink or the bath and shower. Technicians can replace the leaking or broken pipe or connection, and quickly get the water flowing correctly again.

When the drywall behind everything starts dissolving after soaking up water, the only option is demolition. Technicians examine and pull down every panel that shows damage. While it is possible to dry panels in place, the method is time-consuming, and it is often cheaper to replace them than attempt restoration.

With the panels removed and the plumbing fixed, SERVPRO of Tarpon technicians dry the soaked wall space with a dehumidifier to remove moisture from the surrounding air. They also direct warm, dry air into space with an air mover to prevent further damage such as splitting or cracking.

Now, our renovation team installs new drywall and lays tile on top of it. For many homeowners, this is an opportunity to upgrade not just the tile, but to set in a better sink, sink cabinet, bathtub, and install new lighting. Our team can do all of this, and then apply a new coat of paint as well.

With extensive experience renovating baths and other rooms in area homes, SERVPRO of Tarpon has the knowledge and skills to help every homeowner rebuild their home after water and other types of damage. If you have a bathroom falling around you, call us today at (727) 934-5555 to help you not just rebuild, but put together the relaxing, home of your dreams.

After A House Fire You Can Rebuild, Better Than Ever

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

A recently remodeled kitchen with new lighting and appliances is shown SERVPRO of Tarpon specializes in fire and water damage restoration. Call us today at (727) 934-5555

Calling A Professional Team In Tarpon

Restoring a home after fire damage is also a perfect opportunity to schedule a kitchen renovation in a Tarpon Springs home. SERVPRO of Tarpon restoration teams can work with homeowners to replace damaged appliances with the latest model or help rebuild and redesign a kitchen from the linoleum up.

Our technicians are not interior decorators, but they are trained to replace walls, paint, install tile, and do so much more for each customer.

SERVPRO technicians can move and reset a kitchen island to a new position in the kitchen. They can also replace a damaged countertop with a new one and reface kitchen cabinets just as easily. Once the new cabinets and countertops are in place, the team leader then installs the new tile around them to match the color and design of the new appliances.

If there are no load-bearing walls involved, our restoration teams can enlarge a kitchen. They start the process by tearing the drywall off the frame and dispose of it. Even if the panels are not fire damaged, they are fragile, and it is cheaper to replace them than to spend the extra labor hours attempting to remove them for reuse.

Next, the teams detach the wall framing from the floor and ceiling. If there are load-bearing walls, or other support beams and structures involved, our team leader recommends the homeowner bring in a general contractor. Once our specialists install the new framing, they hang drywall on it and then either paint or attach paneling to meet the owner’s demands.

Finally, our teams install the new linoleum to finish off the look of the renovated kitchen. Each of our technicians on this task is thoroughly trained to lay on the new floor to prevent air pockets and lumps in the adhesive we use to attach it to the concrete floor.

A fire can leave any homeowner at a loss for direction. The goal of SERVPRO of Tarpon is to help every homeowner return to a safe, clean home that is hopefully better than it was before the disaster. Call us today at (727) 934-5555 to find out what we can do for you.

Tarpon Springs Commercial Flood Damage

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage In Your Tarpon Business

During certain times of the year, thunderstorms strike Tarpon on a regular basis. If excessive rain comes down quickly enough, it is possible that your business will have commercial flood damage. Whether you're doing business during the storm or not, it is essential to make the building safe for your employees and customers. Excessive moisture entering a structure can cause many different issues inside your Tarpon business.

When water saturates materials they can lose their structural integrity can create dangerous hazards.

The first step our SERVPRO of Tarpon technicians always taken when mitigating commercial flood damage to secure the work area. Before any work begins, it is essential that the affected areas are safe for all building occupants. For example, if drywall or other building materials are hanging down and could fall and hurt someone we remove the material and prevent the accident from occurring. If there are electrical hazards, we can call in a certified electrician to fix the problem by making the building safe.

If moisture levels do not get reduced inside your business quickly, it is possible that elevated humidity levels will cause secondary damage. High humidity levels can cause inactive microbes in the building to activate once they get enough moisture. Fungal growth can cause health problems for some people and must be mitigated properly. Excessive moisture can also cause air quality issues which can make your charter school unsafe for your students.

Before beginning any work, we talk with your employees and figure out the proper chain of command to follow for work authorization. We will contact everyone we need to get authorization as quickly as possible so that we can begin the mitigation procedures. In some cases, our team will work directly with your maintenance or janitorial contractors so that we do not affect any of their job functions.

After moisture levels of contents and building materials get reduced to what they were before the loss took place we remove our equipment and put your building back together. After all reconstruction work gets completed, we then take measures to clean the building so that it was just as clean as it was before the storm. During the last cleaning stage, we use antimicrobial chemicals that inhibit future mold growth and kill other harmful bacteria. If a severe thunderstorm ever ruins your commercial building, call SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555.

One Way Restoration And Clean Up Can Get To Your Business Faster

10/14/2020 (Permalink)


Emergency Ready Profile

To better help businesses in Trinity recover from flood damage, SERVPRO has introduced the Emergency Ready Profile system to improve our response times, increase the speed and efficacy of our mitigation efforts, and better prepare your establishment for future calamities.

By setting up a profile in the system, you enable us to access critical information when we need it most, allowing us to better understand the situation from the start and eliminating confusion that may result from phone-issued instructions.

How Does it Work?


The SERVPRO ERP system helps commercial businesses to better handle flood damage in Trinity by giving them a faster and more accessible way to contact our representatives when they need to.

Our custom user interface allows you to upload floor plans, schematics, safety information, contact lists, and other documents that may help us to provide better and faster service at any stage in our restorations process. The more information we have, the better. Then, when a room or section of the hotel incurs damage, all it takes is a few clicks from a computer or smartphone to get one of our mitigation teams sent out with an advanced understanding of the facility and what they need to do.

Why Use It?


Fast response times are critical to controlling costs resulting from a disaster, and with the ERP system in use, you set up your business for the fastest mitigations SERVPRO of Tarpon can offer. More importantly, it also gives us a detailed understanding of the building's layout and enables us to avoid areas not part of the problem.

We take care to maintain a low profile throughout the entire mitigation and restoration process to minimize the impact on guests and staff, only cordoning off the areas we have to. This helps to keep rooms in operation, amenities like dining rooms and entertainment spaces open, and revenue flowing in while we do our work.

If you are ever unsure of safety codes or whether you can keep a section of the hotel open while we do our work, feel free to ask one of our technicians or inspectors for their opinion on the matter.

Critical Hours After A Storm


The first 48-72 hours after a water damage event is the most critical time to call SERVPRO of Tarpon to extract standing water and set up drying equipment to help reduce the effects of water damage to walls, flooring and personal belongings. We use state of the art drying equipment which includes commercial level dehumidifiers, air movers and axial air movers.

SERVPRO of Tarpon provides emergency flood damage mitigation and restoration services for businesses in the local area. For our services or more information on the Emergency Ready Profile system, call us at (727) 934-5555.

Fire Damage Needs Immediate, Professional Attention

10/6/2020 (Permalink)

An electrical short circuit in your home can often occur when the coating on a wire is stripped or when a nail gets hammered through a wire. It creates a spark, which can then set fire to any nearby combustible materials.

To prevent short circuits, it is a good idea to have fault protection devices installed by an electrician, which can trip the circuit, so it does not overload and cause a fire.


Fires caused by short circuits can cause just as much fire damage to your home as any other type of fire. If you have experienced a fire like this, you want to contact SERVPRO of Tarpon as soon as the fire is out so we can help you.

Our trained and certified technicians come to your home quickly to clean up the damages left behind by the fire, smoke, and water from extinguishing the fire, plus do any needed repairs.

Not all fire damage is the same, so we treat each case on an individual basis. Our fire restoration process is proven and thorough.

We start by identifying the source of the fire to figure out what kind of fire occurred. We also evaluate items which are wet as a result of firefighting which could need treatment. We then remediate any water damage and treat your home to prevent the growth of mildew and mold.

SERVPRO of Tarpon staff also evaluate any sensitive materials which may have been damaged by the soot and smoke particles.

We remove contents from your home including collecting anything immediate you might need within the next seven days like prescriptions, clothing, toys, business needs, and more. We also pack out the remaining contents so we can bring them to a safe location to clean them and store them until your home is restored.

We then perform structural restoration which includes getting rid of charred contents which can seal in smoke like burned wood and insulation. We also evaluate your carpets and floor coverings to see if they need to be removed. The framing of the house and the subfloors are inspected for safety.

The affected surfaces are treated for smoke odors and sealed to keep any odors which are leftover from leaking back into the house. We make sure to clean, eliminate odors, and deodorize surfaces to their preloss condition. Lastly, your items which were removed are returned to their original location so you can return to your normal life.

SERVPRO of Tarpon takes care of your home in Beacon Square, Innisbrook, or East Lake after fire damage so you can concern yourself with other things, like your family. Get in touch with us as soon as possible after the fire at (727) 934-5555 so we can help restore your home.

Safety After The Storm

10/2/2020 (Permalink)

A house is shown after a heavy rain There's never a convenient time for fire or water damage to strike your commercial property

Some of the most destructive storms carry with them high winds, heavy rains, and can even create tornadoes. Flooding is always a concern when a hurricane is forecasted. Homeowners worry that the wind will break windows, letting rain in or groundwater, flooding the area and making its way into your home.


Rain or a storm surge can create severe flood damage to your East Lake home very quickly during a storm.


You may have to evacuate, but as soon as you can return you need to have the damage assessed right away to ensure that time is on your side. SERVPRO of Tarpon can respond quickly to your home to begin restoration and repair the damages.


Many dangers exist in a flooding situation, so we make sure our technicians are trained and certified. Environmental hazards in the water can include structural and electrical hazards, plus harmful materials. Biohazards in the floodwaters can cause health effects. Safety is our first concern for you and your family when we are performing flood damage restoration.


We perform a safety evaluation before starting any mitigation work. We identify any safety risks and ask you if you know of any safety hazards already. Each job and structure are different, and the electrical system and kinds of construction materials are never the same. The water can be dirty itself, plus the building can contain materials that are harmful. We take into account how long your home has been underwater and the possibility of the presence of mold.


Some things SERVPRO techs check include making sure ceilings are not sagging and punching weep holes if necessary, making sure light fixtures do not contain water, and watching for potential electrical hazards. We also make sure electrical cords are out of the way, so they do not cause someone to trip, and we wear the appropriate personal protective equipment like goggles, gloves, and respirators. We also look for any mold growth and check to see if the water is contaminated.


SERVPRO of Tarpon can dry your home back out quickly and efficiently, but we also do not put you or our staff in any danger while we are working on a job. You can be sure we do the job right in the areas of East Lake, Beacon Square, or Innisbrook when you contact us at (727) 934-5555.

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

8/11/2020 (Permalink)

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

Experts In Fire Damage In Tarpon Springs

Experiencing fire damage in your home can be devastating. After the fire is safely out it's time to call the trained restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Tarpon. They are certified by The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). SERVPRO of Tarpon professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

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


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

Cleaning Up And Getting Rid of Odors

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

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

Here To Help


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

Don't Let Heavy Rains Damage Your Home Or Business

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

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

Call The Experts If You Have Storm Damage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don't Let Mold Cost You Time And Money

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

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

Water Damage In Tarpon Could Result In Mold In Your Business


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


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

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

Trained Technicians

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



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

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



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

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

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

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

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