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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.

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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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Benefits of Scaled Services after a Tropical Storm Leaves Your Hotel with Flood Damage in Innisbrook

9/9/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Benefits of Scaled Services after a Tropical Storm Leaves Your Hotel with Flood Damage in Innisbrook If your hotel suffers from storm damage and flooding, contact SERVPRO to remediate any damage.

Team SERVPRO Arrives Quickly to Dry Out Your Hotel After a Storm

Innisbrook is home to numerous enterprise, commercial, and social events and venues, with many of these scheduled to run for two or more days. Because of these attractions and many others, our area's economic vitality depends heavily on the availability of local hotels.
 
After a hotel sustains flood damage in Innisbrook, which often accompanies some of our fiercest tropical storms, immediate mitigation and restoration must begin to not only prevent costly damages from escalating but also to help ensure that all interruptions impacting any guests remain minimal.
 
SERVPRO knows that no two jobs are alike and that the best way to serve our customers is by providing exactly what they need for their particular situation. Our technicians train extensively to receive certifications from the IICRC. When we arrive with our Green Fleet after receiving a customer's call, we conduct a thorough inspection and then discuss available options with the customer.
 
Some customers might require flood damage mitigation of stories above the ground or first floor if heavy rain from the storm entered through windows or caused the roof to leak. We can quickly scale our services to accommodate this need without requiring the customer to wait. If widespread damage occurred to guest rooms, dining facilities, kitchens, lounges, laundry areas, and your office space, SERVPRO technicians typically work in teams. Mitigating damage this way speeds up the process and keeps it going at a steady, continuous pace.
 
When performing our operations to ensure your hotel's restoration proceeds correctly, we also take into consideration the guests occupying non-flooded floors in your hotel. While we never become your employees, we know that who you hire to mitigate your hotel reflects on you. We always keep in mind their comfort and how our work might disturb them. We encourage you to discuss with us anything that can help us keep your guests happy and satisfied during the performance of our work.
 
The professionals at SERVPRO of Tarpon know how to mitigate and restore hotels after sustaining the worst weather, including tropical storms. When your hotel suffers through flood damage, call us at (727) 934-5555. Hotels in Holiday, Beacon Square, and East Lake can also rely on our specialized training and services.

Renovating Bathrooms In Tarpon Springs After Water Damage

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Renovating Bathrooms In Tarpon Springs After Water Damage No one likes water damage in their Tarpon Springs home.

Renovating Bathrooms After Water Damage

No one likes water damage in their Tarpon Springs 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.

For a Tarpon Springs bathroom renovation, our SERVPRO office 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/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 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) 934-55555 to help you not just rebuild, but put together the relaxing, personal facility of your dreams.

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Tarpon's Commercial Flood Damage Technicians Talk About The Importance Of The Final Clean

8/20/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Tarpon's Commercial Flood Damage Technicians Talk About The Importance Of The Final Clean If excessive rains pour down quick enough, it is possible that your charter school will be a victim of commercial flood damage.

Commercial Flood Damage

During this summer season, thunderstorms have been striking Tarpon on a regular basis. If excessive rains pour down quick enough, it is possible that your charter school will be a victim of commercial flood damage. Whether classes are in session during the storm or not, it is essential to make the building safe for your students once school is back in session. Excessive moisture entering a structure can cause many different issues inside your Tarpon school.

When water saturates materials they can lose their structural integrity can create dangerous hazards. The first step our SERVPRO technicians always taken when mitigating commercial flood damage in Tarpon is 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 school 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 hit town. 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 charter school's building, call SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 any day of the week.

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Covering Your Hotel's Requirements after Fire Damage in Innisbrook

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Covering Your Hotel's Requirements after Fire Damage in Innisbrook Exit Fast from an Innisbrook Hotel Fire--Then Call SERVPRO

Fire, Odors, Water All Require Recovery Techniques for Hotel Owners and Guests--Call SERVPRO

A fire can affect your hotel in Innisbrook for many different reasons. These causes can range from small appliances that malfunction to cigarette smoking, or even arson. Fire departments often find many other reasons, as well, behind a destructive fire's occurrence. We have the skills and training to effectively mitigate most of the problems involved and make your hotel a safe location once again, “Like it never even happened.”
 
We are always ready to provide effective assistance to hotel owners in the Innisbrook area when fire damage becomes an issue. Fire leaves any building with serious and complex issues that require professional mitigation to restore safe conditions to the area and prevent further damage. Unoccupied rooms do not help the bottom line.
 
The visual damage left behind by a fire includes charred materials, which SERVPRO technicians remove and dispose of, and soot-covered wall and ceilings, particularly above doorways. We clean these locations and remove any soot before it can harden and become more difficult to remove. Other aspects of fire damage to your hotel also require professional mitigation.
 
Damage from water used in putting out the fire can spread throughout your hotel and into other areas, causing harm to structures and the belongings of your guests. Sprinkler systems often drench hallways with large volumes of water creating hazardous conditions. Walls and other porous materials can begin deteriorating, and mold and mildew can also begin growing. Bedding and other furnishings in rooms and suites can harbor these and other microorganisms, possibly creating uncomfortable situations for overnight patrons. We bring in highly effective machinery that steadily reduces the amount of water vapor in the air until it reaches normal ranges again. Where porous materials retain water, we use other methods to extract this moisture in similarly effective ways.
 
Odors can also cause a situation involving guests. SERVPRO technicians expertly handle hidden odor-producing soot with different odor-controlling techniques. Ozone and hydroxyl gases both eliminate much of the problem, and we know thermal fogging also provides striking and noticeable relief. Odors form at the molecular level, and these techniques resolve the problem by bonding neutralizing chemical agents to odor-producing ones.
 
The expert team at SERVPRO of Tarpon can be contacted by calling (727) 934-5555. If your hotel in Beacon Square, Trinity, or East Lake needs fire damage mitigation, including removal of water and elimination of odors, we have all your needs covered.

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Mold Damage Experts In Tarpon Springs Discuss Remediation Of Contaminated Wall Cavities

7/26/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Experts In Tarpon Springs Discuss Remediation Of Contaminated Wall Cavities If moisture gets into your Tarpon Springs house, there is a possibility that microbial growth can occur.

Mold Damage Experts Discuss Remediation Of Contaminated Wall Cavities

If moisture gets into your Tarpon Springs house, there is a possibility that microbial growth can occur. A fungus only needs the ideal temperature, elevated moisture levels, and an organic food source to develop. Water damage scenarios create perfect situations for fungal contamination. The excessive moisture created during a pipe break elevates levels in both materials inside your home and the air. Most homes are kept at around 70 degrees Fahrenheit which is in the ideal temperature range for microbes to activate. Most buildings are constructed with several organic materials including wood and paper that provide a food source for fungi.

Once microbes grow, they form structures called hyphae and produce spores that help them reproduce. During any mold damage remediation in Tarpon Springs, our SERVPRO experts take extra caution to keep spores from spreading to unaffected areas and causing more problems. If not mitigated promptly the hyphae will spread deep into a substance possibly ruining the item. If measures to contain spores do not get implemented, then microbes present inside the dust created by the work process can float around the air until they fall and settle in another location.

One area of your home that is susceptible to contamination is your wall cavities. Insulation inside the walls helps keep the area warm enough for mold to grow. Wall cavities are made up of mostly organic materials such as the wooden studs and the paper backing on the drywall. Water pipes often run through the walls and if they break water may leak into the cavities without you realizing it.

If a water leak inside the walls occurs, the mold usually starts growing first on the back side of the drywall. The fungus can then spread throughout the cavity and even rot the drywall from the inside out. If a fungus on the back side of drywall is not treated promptly, then the mold could spread to the wooden wall studs and exterior walls.

Whenever drywall gets contaminated by fungi, it usually has to get removed and thrown away in sealed plastic bags. Once the drywall is taken off the walls, our SERVPRO technicians treat the studs and outside walls if needed. Sometimes mold can be removed from studs by sanding depending on the severity of the problem.

Once all visible fungal growth has been removed, we treat the affected area with a specialized sealant paint and antimicrobial chemicals. The sealant and antimicrobial solution get used to help prevent future growth in the affected region. If you ever notice a place in your house where mold growth has occurred, call SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 seven days a week.

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Restoring Your Office Building By Mitigating Flood Damage In Trinity

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restoring Your Office Building By Mitigating Flood Damage In Trinity Flooding from downpours or overflowed lakes can create a swamp-like environment very quickly inside your business.

Restoring Your Office Building

Workplaces in Trinity need to remain clean, safe areas that employees can come to without worry about the impact their environment might have on their health. Flooding from downpours or overflowed lakes can create a swamp-like environment very quickly inside your business. SERVPRO knows what your business needs to get back to normal.

Employees in Trinity can sustain injuries from flood damage within your office building. Keeping them and your clients safe from harm is an important responsibility. We can help you restore safe conditions by eliminating damaged materials, waterlogged carpeting, wet conditions throughout your building, and the many pathogens that can make people ill.

Removing damaged materials such as wall dividers and other items eliminates a large portion of the water that can keep your building damp and ripe for mold growth. When we remove these materials, we remain highly aware of the risk of contamination from pathogens that persist in such wet substances. Wearing PPE (personal protective equipment) significantly reduces the risk we experience.

After we cut and pull up your office's carpeting, we roll the pieces into small-sized bundles that we can then easily bag up for disposal. We do the same thing with the padding. No amount of restorative work can successfully restore carpeting to sufficient cleanliness, although we can occasionally clean and disinfect decorative rugs in much smaller sizes back to a safe condition.

Drying out your business goes a long way toward preventing extensive water damage, mold growth, and other problems in the future. We use different machines that draw moisture out of materials that retain floodwaters and help accelerate the process by increasing the temperature inside. Heat helps the air hold more moisture, which we then remove from the air with desiccant machines and dehumidifiers.

Cleaning all of the surfaces exposed to floodwaters helps eliminate the last traces of visible flood damage, keeping your employees safe. Odors can continue to affect the interior atmosphere, but we can also eliminate this problem through various means. Deodorizing agents applied in specific areas to thermal fogging techniques do more than mask odors – they actually eliminate the particles that cause the odors to exist at all.

SERVPRO of Tarpon can restore your business quickly and efficiently so you and your employees can get back to normal routines sooner. We work in the Innisbrook, Beacon Square, and East Lake areas, helping business owners recover from flood damage that might otherwise cause their business to fail. Call SERVPRO at (727) 934-5555 so we can aid you in restoring things back to normal.

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