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We Work with Your Insurance Company to Make the Restoration Process Easier

1/8/2021 (Permalink)

A person's hand is shown holding an insurance policy with a fire in the background SERVPRO of Tarpon and your insurance company can help you determine whether your home is in good enough shape for restoration

We Work with Your Insurance Company


Unfortunately, home fires occur far more often than any of us would like. Every home is susceptible, so, when interacting with your insurance company following a fire damage event on your property, it helps to understand which steps to take to get you started in the right direction.

Obviously, you want to keep everyone in your family safe and call your insurance agent as soon as possible to report a fire damage incident on your Tarpon Springs property. They can help you locate a company that specializes in protecting what remains of your home, someone who can provide board-up services, temporary fencing, or assess structural damages.

SERVPRO of Tarpon can help restore burnt surfaces, provide you with cleaning and deodorization services that remove soot and smoke residues, along with smoke odors after a fire. Call SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555, so we can help you begin cleaning up and prevent additional damage to your personal belongings, furniture, and other household contents, limiting any losses you might experience.

Your insurance company should know which restoration company in your area can do the job right for you, providing you with stress-free services that help improve your situation. SERVPRO of Tarpon works with your insurance company, locating temporary housing when needed to keep you and your family safe while working in your home. Ask your insurance adjuster if your policy covers food, housing, and transportation costs and keep thorough records of any expenses you accrue.

Working together, SERVPRO of Tarpon and your insurance company can help you determine whether your home is in good enough shape for restoration, or if you should consider rebuilding. Our technicians keep you informed throughout the restoration process and help you mitigate any losses you experience while working hard to restore your home after a fire.

Give Us A Call

SERVPRO of Tarpon has IICRC-industry certified professionals that provide you with 24/7 emergency cleanup and restoration services year round. Making the equipment and resources needed to restore your home or business available whenever you need us. Call today for help throughout the Trinity, Innisbrook, and Beacon Square area; we can help. SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.

Restoring Your Business After Water Damage

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

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.

Protect Your Tarpon Home From Water Damage

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

Mold is shown on a residential wall Call SERVPRO of Tarpon for help with water damage. (727) 934-5555.

Most homeowners are not aware that water damage comes in different forms. They simply assume that a leak and a flood are much the same, because they have the same consequences.

This is not actually the case; there are three categories of water damage, and they all originate from different sources.

The organization that is responsible for making such distinctions is the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification. It is their job to provide classifications for the water damage in Tarpon properties. Category three is the most severe and carries the biggest risk to health and wellbeing.


SERVPRO of Tarpon technicians are IICRC certified. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries.


This guide to category three water damage will give you some basic information about how to identify it and what to do.


Where Does It Come From?


Category three water comes from a source which has already been significantly contaminated. For example, sewage lines, floodwater from streams, toilet overflows, and rising ground water. Crucially, all types of water damage have the potential to progress to category three if they are left untreated for long enough (usually around 72 hours).


What Does It Look Like?

In the past, category three water damage was called ‘black water.’ However, this term is not really used by restoration specialists anymore. The technicians at SERVPRO try to avoid the phrase because it can confuse homeowners. Category three water is not always black in color. It can be pretty much any shade or even devoid of color.


How Is It Repaired?

This type of water damage is a tricky thing because it often means that a large portion of the property will need to be destroyed. This could mean the full removal of drywall sections, carpets, and furniture. If we can save it, we will. The problem is not drying the items, however. It is drying and cleaning them in a way which eliminates all bacteria.


We have spent many years working in the water damage restoration industry. We have access to state of the art tools and drying equipment. So, when your home is in trouble, get in touch with SERVPRO of Tarpon.

Call us 24/7 on (727) 934-5555 for fast, efficient repairs.

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.