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Mold After

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

Exposed Duct work is shown SERVPRO of Tarpon uses the directives of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to manage mold damage.

Mold In Your Tarpon Area Business

Mold growth occurs as soon as 24 to 48 hours after water damage or high humidity settles into a commercial space. When weather, negligence, or accident causes a power outage, mold growth accelerates in a high-humidity area like Trinity. Our remediation team follows industry protocols to abate mold damage and help you meet local regulations pertaining to the presence of microbial growth.

Mold damage needs a sure and speedy resolution in your Trinity grocery store, as both employees and the public risk encountering the colonies of microbes. Despite the use of generators, some areas of your food market experience signs of mold growth as your air conditioning and dehumidifiers were not operating at optimum levels during post-storm electric shutdowns. Our mold remediation specialists not only have a proven approach to contain and remove evident mold, but they also work with you to correct the circumstances that encourage the microbial proliferation in the first place.

SERVPRO uses the directives of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to manage mold damage. Containment is key during the procedure, as you want to limit the spread of any mold within your store. We use high-efficiency negative pressure air scrubbers and physical barriers while our crews attack the mold growth, wearing personal protective gear. All mold and any porous material it infiltrates is removed and then discarded under local hazardous waste regulations. Affected areas receive treatment with effective antimicrobial products to prevent a mold resurgence. Your store remains open for business during the procedures unless the infestation is found throughout.

What We Do

We continuously monitor humidity levels while completing the remediation tasks. Expect SERVPRO of Tarpon project managers to explain the effect ambient humidity levels over 60 percent have on mold spores. Spores are always present but begin to divide and grow when mixed with moisture on a surface or from sticky, humid air.

Running AC and dehumidifiers should consistently reduce the air moisture levels to a range of 30 to 50 percent. This relatively dryer air usually does not contribute to mold growth. We position desiccant dehumidifiers to help your on-site HVAC system to normalize the humidity to the suggested levels. You may choose to upgrade your generators after a mold event to be certain humidity levels remain below 60 percent should another power outage occur.

Here To Help

SERVPRO of Tarpon has the technical resources to handle even commercial mold damage quickly and according to EPA protocols. Call us at (727) 934-5555 the moment you suspect a mold outbreak.

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.

Specialized Training

We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:

  • Kitchen/Food Areas
  • Bathrooms
  • Schools/Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Retail Spaces
  • Water Fountains
  • Shelving/Racks
  • Sales Counters
  • Carpets and Rugs
  • Stair Handrails
  • Elevator Cars
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fitness Equipment

Specialized Products

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today-SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555

If You Own A Hotel In Tarpon Springs Here Are Some Things to Know

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

A wall in a hotel is shown with heavy mold damage The mold remediation experts at SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555 await your call

Even the best-maintained hotel is at risk of mold damage if the conditions are right for fungal growth. Train your staff to report any visible mildew or mold and musty smells immediately to your management team. The mold remediation experts at SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555 await your call, offering proven abatement services.
Your Trinity hotel risks mold damage in many areas. Bathrooms commonly show signs of fungal growth on tile and caulk around sinks and bathtubs. Maintaining a mold-free environment in those areas overcomes just one of the challenges a hotel owner faces. Microbial activity hides on the back of window coverings, in mini refrigerators, and behind pictures or other hotel room decor. We investigate every inch of your hotel units when you invite us into your business. Our highly trained staff detects mold damage wherever it grows. Once found, our crews follow EPA protocol, first containing the mold colonies to protect your employees and guests from any health hazards posed by the outbreak.
We isolate the moldy area with barriers or sometimes positive pressure air machines. Technicians then remove the microbial colony, including the item or structure the mold grows upon if it is porous and impossible to disinfect completely. Solid surfaces respond well to scrubbing with anti-fungal solutions, these structures or fixtures remaining in place after the SERVPRO crew finishes the clean up in your hotel units. When our remediation experts are satisfied that no additional mold damage remains, we move on to discovering the source of moisture that fed the microbial infestation at the start. The workers eliminate the leaks or condensation to avoid any further damage. HEPA filter equipped vacuums remove as many settled mold spores in the room as possible while smooth surfaces and walls receive a disinfectant treatment.
If your Florida hotel shows any signs of persistent mold reported by your housekeeping or management staff, contact SERVPRO of Tarpon. Call (727) 934-5555 to schedule an immediate inspection and development of a remediation plan.

If You're Thinking About Disinfecting Your Business, From Tarpon Springs to Trinity We've Got You Covered

3/16/2020 (Permalink)

The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and tables at a minimum.

SERVPRO of Tarpon professionals can perform a proactive cleanup that involves facility or structure cleaning and disinfection where the customer states that there is no active known threat of COVID-19 contamination or exposure.

COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person or through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of waste.  

The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar type organisms to COVID-19.   SERVPROXIDE™, SERVPRO’s proprietary disinfectant, is a hospital-grade disinfectant that has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 on hard, non-porous surfaces.  In addition, SERVPROXIDE™ currently has dozens of EPA-approved claims including Feline coronavirus, Canine coronavirus, Staphylococcus (MRSA), E. coli, Salmonella, Rotavirus, Swine flu (H1N1) and more. 
SERVPRO of Tarpon has advanced equipment and highly trained technicians.

We are proud to serve our local communities: Tarpon Springs, Trinity, Innisbrook, East Lake, Holiday, and Beacon Square.
If you have questions about commercial cleanup call SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.

Understanding Water Damage To Your Tarpon Springs Home

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage:

Your Quick Reference Guide

If you're like the majority of Americans, your home is your most valuable possession. As such, you want to do all that you can to protect it against man-made hazards and natural disasters. One of the most severe threats to the structural integrity and safety of your home is water damage. By learning more about what causes water damage in Tarpon Springs and how to correct it, you can keep your residential property in great condition:

What Causes Water Damage?

As water damage experts know, there are several factors that can lead to water damage. One of them includes natural disasters like floods, hurricanes, and storms. Tarpon Springs Water damage can also transpire as a result of household factors like cracks in the roof, overflowing washing machines, leaky dishwashers, and broken pipes.

The Effects Of Water Damage

Unfortunately, water damage can have a profoundly negative impact on your property. For example, the water can corrode your home's foundation, baseboards, and drywall. It can also ruin your electronics, appliances, upholstery, and furniture.

According to statistics, 37% of residential property owners claim financial losses as a result of water damage. Additionally, insurance industry experts report that 98% of U.S. basements will suffer from a water damage-related event at some point.

Water Damage Categories

Generally, water damage is classified into three groups. They include:

Category 1

 Category 1 is referred to as clean water. This type of water damage poses no significant harm to you or members of your household. Category 1 water typically results from broken appliances and overflowing sinks.

Category 2

 Category 2 water is referred to as grey water. This type results from broken sump pumps and toilets. This water can be contaminated with bacteria and is thus a threat to the safety of you and your loved ones.

Category 3

 Category 3 water is water from the sewer. It is contaminated and can have an adverse impact on your health.
Preventing Water Damage

There are several strategies you can implement to prevent water damage from transpiring on your property. Some of them include:

elevating appliances

tightening faucets

shutting off supply valves

Even when you implement strategies to prevent water damage, excess water can erupt on your property at any moment. To ensure that your home is safeguarded against damage from standing water, call the professionals of SERVPRO of Tarpon.

Our IICRC-certified technicians will provide you with the detail-oriented, client-centered care that keeps you calm throughout the remediation process and leaves you satisfied with the results.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Tarpon is strategically located to respond quickly to your flood and water emergency event. When water damage occurs in Tarpon Springs, we have the resources and personnel to help.  (727) 934-5555

Storms In Tarpon Springs Can Bring BIG Headaches

2/20/2020 (Permalink)

A man is shown sitting in a flooded room SERVPRO of Tarpon is ready to help (727) 934-5555. Severe weather can cause major flooding here in Tarpon.

Your hotel reaches capacity; guests line your halls. The visitors of a local convention have you scrambling to meet everyone's needs. A water line breaks in the main conference room, causing flooding that extends to the main hallway, creating hazardous conditions to exist that your staff is not prepared to handle.  A storm or natural disaster may not be the cause of the flood damage situation you face in your business. Instances like this provide you with unique challenges to overcome, but you do not need to face them alone. A single phone call can provide you with the proper professional services and equipment you need to get things back to normal quickly, day or night. SERVPRO of Tarpon is ready to help (727) 934-5555.  When water becomes a threat to your business, SERVPRO can help you take the necessary precautions to keep your guests safe and keep your business running, while getting the damages under control quickly. Our IICRC certified technicians understand how every minute counts during a disaster and use years of experience to provide you with a unique solution to your problem.  Using the proper signs to warn guests about risks that may exist, we can locate the source of moisture causing the issue and make the necessary repairs to eliminate the problem. Our technicians also have access to a variety of water extraction equipment such as portable extractors with 140 inches of water lift and truck mounted extractors with 198.98 inches of water lift available to tackle your situation, regardless of its size.  SERVPRO of Tarpon technicians use moisture sensors to determine how far the water has migrated into other areas of your business, while moisture meters help us locate hidden pockets of moisture and determine how effective our drying process is on various surfaces. Thermo-hygrometers are used to determine the specific humidity of areas affected by moisture to help contribute to the effectiveness of the overall drying process.  SERVPRO has access to three types of dehumidifiers including refrigerant, low grain refrigerant, and desiccant versions. While refrigerant dehumidifiers are efficient enough to lower the relative humidity within your structure to 40-gpp, desiccant dehumidifiers can lower specific humidity to a much lower point. Offering several effective methods for water extraction and drying to gain control of your situation quickly. 
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. 
Severe weather can cause major flooding here in Tarpon. When your property is damaged due to severe weather it is important to call on a local, certified team who can respond quickly.

SERVPRO of Tarpon Knows How To Help You Recover From A Fire

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

The inside of a home is shown with severe fire damage SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555 is always ready to help. Trained, certified technicians are available to respond to your fire damage 24/7.

When the immediate danger from a residential fire has passed, the cleanup process can begin. The common misconception is that most damage comes from the flames and high temperatures. In reality, bigger risks come from their by-products; soot, smoke, and ash. These three substances are a major problem for soft furnishings because porous materials take on odors and residues more easily. It is why, when dealing with fire damage in homes, SERVPRO of Tarpon prioritizes the cleaning of sofas, carpets, and other soft items. 
SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555 is always ready to help. Trained, certified technicians are available to respond to your fire damage 24/7.
Here are some ways fire damage technicians rescue and restore soft furnishings. Dry Cleaning The most common form of dry cleaning is suction. Specialized vacuum devices are carefully passed over affected surfaces to pick up fine layers of soot and debris. Usually, it is a preparatory technique applied before more intensive procedures, because it is not efficient for very large items. Dry cleaning is most useful for tackling powdery soot and ash. Wet Cleaning SERVPRO only uses saturation techniques on furniture if they are already wet (for example, from fire extinguishing efforts). Too much moisture can permanently damage some fabrics, so it is crucial to match the cleaning strategy to the needs of the item. For instance, jet washing equipment is a good way to clean heavily soiled walls, but it is not suitable for sofas, carpets, or curtains. Spray and Wipe A more appropriate form of wet cleaning is the spray and wipe routine. It involves only small amounts of water and liquid detergents. The technicians apply water and cleaning products to the heavily stained patches. Care is always needed when applying manual treatments, as wet soot can smear if handled incorrectly. Foam Cleaning This propensity for smearing and moving further into the fabric when touched is one of the reasons why foam cleaning is so helpful. It requires no water, so the furniture is not at risk of moisture damage. Plus, the foam is applied and then left to set. It works deep into the fabric and lifts grime and dirt to the surface, where it gets wiped away. SERVPRO often uses this technique for cleaning mattresses, because the risk of permanent staining is high. You can find out more about the cleaning methods used at SERVPRO of Tarpon by getting in touch with our expert team. They provide a local service and are ideally placed to assist customers in the area. Call us 24/7 on (727) 934-5555.

How Do I Get Rid Of Odors After A Fire? The Right Team, With The Right Equipment

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

Heavy black smoke is shown in the sky Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration (727) 934-5555

After a fire has damaged your home or business there is a lot to think about. You don't ever have to wonder who to call to get rid of the odor left behind by fire. SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555, Call Us First.
When it comes to deodorizing a property after fire damage has taken its toll, there is one key principle which is vital for our technicians. It is the principle of equivalence. In other words, if we want to eliminate the lingering odor of soot and smoke, we have got to follow those smells wherever they go.
On a technical level, this means coming up with a way to make odor killing chemicals move in the same way as the odor causing particles. So, there is more to deodorization than just blowing clean air around a room. To successfully restore fire damage to properties, the experts at SERVPRO need to work with state of the art fogging tools.
This guide to wet fogging will explain a little bit about the process and why it is such an effective form of fire damage restoration.
Introducing ‘The Wet Fogger’
To give it its proper name, the wet fogger is an Ultra Low Volume deodorizing device. It emits a very fine mist which contains deodorant particles. They are tiny, at around 10-15 microns in size. This allows them to move and spread in a similar way to smoke particles and this is why they are so effective at eliminating them. To banish the odor-causing particles, the deodorant needs to follow them into soft furnishings and other materials. This is why the chemical is dispersed in a ‘fog’ or ‘mist.’ It helps the deodorizing agents stay in the air, where they can be sustained with the use of fans and air movers. Wet fogging is a great way to penetrate hard to reach areas where odors accumulate. Setting Up a Wet Fogger in Your HomeWhile highly effective, the wet fogger isn’t the only deodorizing method which the SERVPRO team can use to restore your home. It is often used in combination with dry fogging because there are circumstances in which the application of moisture is not appropriate. Wet fogging is not the best option around electronics or fragile furniture, for example.However, it is usually the first choice when it comes to cleaning attics, crawl spaces, and ventilation ducts. These areas can be impossible to reach in some cases, so the technicians have to direct deodorizing chemicals towards the odor particles inside. An added benefit is that wet foggers can also be used to disperse disinfectants, sealers, and other chemicals. 
Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. We study IICRC standards and best practices in cleaning and restoration standards.
To find out if wet fogging is the right choice for your home after a fire, talk to the experts at SERVPRO of Tarpon. Our technicians are always happy to answer your questions and will respond fast to requests for repair and restoration work. Call us 24/7 on (727) 934-5555. 

Water Damage From Violent Storms And Knowing Where To Turn

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO Disaster Recovery Team can provide help whether you're dealing with a tornado, hurricane, blizzard or flood. Trained, certified technicians are available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we are prepared for the unpredictable. With the ability to mobilize local command centers, along with the resources of more than 1,700 Franchises nationwide, no disaster is too big.
Water gushing into your home from various areas can leave anyone helpless. At first, you might be surprised, followed by panic, a bit of scrambling, and then desperation. It is impossible in this state of mind to come up with the right solution unless you already have a plan in place.
For a stress free claims process, SERVPRO can help manage the insurance paperwork and process. They like working with us because we always try to find a way to stay within budget while supplying homeowners with what they need. A happy customer makes the experience much more efficient, allowing us an opportunity to provide you with the services you deserve.
It's also important to be prepared for storm damage because flood damage is not usually covered by most home insurance policies. You can find out more about national flood insurance on the FEMA website. flood insurance For Tarpon homeowners, water removal in situations like this make planning crucial. You want to save as many of your contents, as fast as possible, with limited losses. What you need is access to someone who has the experience, equipment, and personnel available to get the job done quickly. Searching through your phone book does not tell you who has done reliable work in the past. However, your insurance company can point you in the right direction, even if you have not had an incident yet.
At SERVPRO of Tarpon, we have a variety of water removal equipment at our disposal. Infrared moisture detectors make locating hidden pockets of moisture easier while hygrometers and physical detection methods make adjusting moisture levels in your home a cinch. Our air movers, dehumidifiers, and water extractors come with many attachments that allow us to remove any moisture, anywhere in your home.SERVPRO provides every service that turns your house back into a home after an incident causes problems. When you want IICRC certified technicians to respond to your household needs quickly, give us a call. Our 24-hour emergency services guarantee someone is there when you need us, our dedication to excellence ensures that you receive the results you deserve. Remember to Call Us First, Call SERVPRO of Tarpon to schedule your initial appointment, or to get started on your water removal without delay (727) 934-5555.

It Is Important To Call Trained, Certified Professionals If You Suspect Mold

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

A magnified sample of mold spores are shown to demonstrate how difficult they are to see. SERVPRO of Tarpon provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call Us (727) 934-5555

There are thousands upon thousands of mold species that are found naturally in soils, decaying matter, and plant debris throughout the Tampa area. From Carrollwood to Palm River mold is an ever changing part of our world's ecosystem that everyone should understand more about to help control.
Different species can enter your Oldsmar area home and cause mold damage after entering through a window, doorway, or another avenue, often attaching itself to traffic in and out of your home. Mold spores are simply invisible to the naked eye, making it impossible to know when you might serve as a vessel. Acremonium can be parasitic or saprophytic to plants and other living fungi. The growth rate is moderately rapid, maturing within days. Having colonies at the center of a flat or folded, compact velvety membrane that often produces gritty texture, similar to cotton after aging. Colors include white, pale gray, and pink presenting long, slender phialide and single-celled hyaline connected in a slime drop. Over 100 different species of Acremonium exist today. Alternaria grows on organic debris in soil, leaves, flowers, fruits, and vegetables. It can develop near sewage, leather items, stone, cosmetics, computer disks, and even exist near jet fuel. This type of mold can exist indoors as well, flourishing in house dust, carpeting, household textiles, and window frames. It grows rapidly producing wooly textures and gray, short, aerial hyphae over time. The gray color often turns to a greenish black or olive brown with a light border over time. There are 50 known species of Alternaria today. It is one of the most common fungi worldwide.With an incredible amount of each species present within our ecosystem, it takes professional mold remediation providers, like SERVPRO of Tarpon, to control the spread of mold in your home. You need someone who understands what each species looks like, how each acts, and how to stop them.
We know that from Citrus Park to Palm Harbor, flooding and water emergencies don’t wait for regular business hours and neither do we. SERVPRO of Tarpon provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Need emergency service in Temple Terrace? Call Us 24/7 – (727) 934-5555 
SERVPRO of Tarpon has the equipment, training, and experience necessary to perform quality mold remediation services on your property. We take the time to explain your situation fully and work hard to provide you with the restoration services you deserve. Our technicians are (IICRC) trained and certified. The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries.
Contact SERVPRO of Tarpon for additional information about our mold remediation process, or to schedule your initial inspection, today (727) 934-5555.

The Most Damaging Part Of A Fire

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

A sprinkler head mounted into a ceiling is shown SERVPRO of Tarpon trained IICRC certified technicians work with our community hotel owners and their insurance companies (727) 934-5555

What causes the most expensive damage in a fire isn't usually the flames. Hotels and other commercial structures now have fire suppression systems in place in compliance with state and federal law.
Fire Damage to Tarpon hotels and other buildings usually comes from soot, smoke, and water. It 's hard to clean and (in the case of water) sometimes difficult to see the hidden damage.  SERVPRO of Tarpon inspectors are trained to find all three and then provide a complete report to speed along the clean-up and restoration process.
Because of a large number of rooms and extended hallways, a hotel requires that the process begins the moment the fire department has cleared people to return to the building.The number of towels and shower curtains alone that must be cleaned can be in the hundreds or even thousands. Even if there is no soot damage, the smell of smoke quickly gets into everything with fabric. The same applies for curtains and furniture along with mattresses and box springs. All of these items can be removed and cleaned by our technicians using commercial washers (Esporta Machines) and dryers, vacuums and cleaning agents exclusive to our inventory.Inside the hotel, all crawlspaces and voids must be checked for soot, smoke, and moisture.  Particles left from soot & smoke can be vacuumed if dry or cleaned and then vacuumed if it is still wet. If there is moisture trapped within, our teams will use a series of dehumidifiers and exhaust fans to remove it, returning the moisture levels to normal. Where smoke and soot damage can be seen, every surface will be cleaned and vacuumed. Ceiling tiles will have to be replaced; even if they can be cleaned, it is usually cheaper to replace them unless the material is particularly expensive.  We use commercial extractors to remove water from carpets. If the areas directly under the sprinklers were heavily soaked, our technicians would use heaters that are designed to dry out the last of the water without damaging the fibers.Finally, the HVAC system will need to be cleaned. First, we'll use the same exhaust fans and dehumidifiers to dry out and remove loose soot and other soil. Then, we use vacuum hoses with HEPA filters to ensure that every particle that can be removed is taken out. Ozone machine (if the hotel is vacated) and hydroxyl machines can capture and remove unwanted odors.  Fire damage can be overwhelming at first and can be expensive.
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries.
SERVPRO of Tarpon trained IICRC certified technicians work with our community hotel owners and their insurance companies to ensure everything is done as quickly as possible, allowing you to begin making your current customers comfortable and booking guests again. Call us at (727) 934-5555 today to begin the process.
Water Removal From Your Commercial Property

What To Do When There's Water Damage In Your Holiday Home

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

A woman is shown holding a bucket under a leak from the ceiling SERVPRO of Tarpon ensures your home is completely dry, and then put everything back in its place. (727) 934-5555

Water emergencies are often unpredictable, happening when you least expect them. Whether there was a flood, a dishwasher leak or washing machine has overflowed, time is of the essence. Unexpected flooding puts your home and property inside at risk, so the water needs to be cleaned up as soon as possible. Using a professional water removal company such as SERVPRO of Tarpon is the answer to your problems.

When you have a water emergency in your Holiday home and need water removal services, there are a few steps to take before the experts get to your home. Start by stopping the leak if possible. Turn off the circuit breakers which go to the affected rooms if it is safe to do so. Take out any small furniture or breakable objects to prevent these items from getting damaged. You can place aluminum foil under the legs of larger pieces of furniture to prevent rust stains. Do not try to use a vacuum to remove the water, as this could cause electric shock.
Pin up furniture skirts and hang draperies, so they do not contact the wet floors and plan for our technicians to move furniture to dry areas. Clean your hands after you handle any damaged items and don’t turn on any heating or air conditioning units or fans since they can spread contamination if the problem is sewage-related.
When SERVPRO of Tarpon technicians arrive at your home, extraction equipment is brought in to remove any surface water from everything possible, including upholstery, padding, and carpeting, but carpets sometimes need to be replaced or removed from the home for proper drying.

Our SERVPRO IICRC certified technicians then use professional grade dehumidifying and drying equipment to dry the areas affected and get the humidity levels back to normal.
Special tools are used to find hidden pockets of water. The right drying and extraction techniques help to lower the chance of secondary damage, lower cost of restoration and prevent the growth of mold.
SERVPRO of Tarpon ensures your home is completely dry, and then put everything back in its place. If needed, we work alongside your insurance company. Just give us a call anytime that you need us at (727) 934-5555.

Don't Let A Small Water Damage Issue Ruin Your Tarpon Home

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

Mold is shown in the corner of a home We have access to state of the art tools and drying equipment. SERVPRO of Tarpon. Call us 24/7 (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.

If You Have Water Damage in Your Tarpon Home- It's Important To Know Why SERVPRO

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

A steam cleaning device is shown on wet carpet When your carpets, furniture, and walls are too wet, and you feel it is beyond you to remedy the wetness, call SERVPRO for fast service (772) 934-5555

Water damage can have many consequences. If you have experienced some water damage to your home it may be due to flooding or a broken pipe. Note that those who experience flooding and power outages both at the same time are very susceptible to seeing a development of mold growth in their homes. If the water damaged carpets in Tarpon are caused by clean water spillage or a minor leak from a water line, you could safely attempt the cleanup yourself. When you use fans to dry out your carpets, the process will move faster. Note that it often does require quite a few days for fans to be able to dry completely an area that has been damaged by water. These fans also help to circulate the air, which is needed in water damaged areas. You must also use at least one dehumidifier to get out as much water as you can. The more equipment that you use, the better chances you are to be successful in salvaging the carpets while reducing potential mold growth. Now you want to take every precaution that no mold begins to grow since it does not require a lot of water to kick start the production of unsightly, musty smelling, and unhealthy mold. You will need some fans, a dehumidifier, don't use bleach, some rags, and some cleaners. It does take a lot of work and effort to get rid of the mold, but is it worth it? It is primarily a lot of scrubbing with chemicals and getting things dried out. So, yes, this will require you to be down on your hands and knees a lot to tackle every area. Unfortunately, the above scenario is not very accurate. Bleach and chemicals may not eradicate mold colonies, and training, experience, and the use of industrial grade pumps, air movers, and dehumidifiers are the ticket to success. You can do your part to inhibit the growth of mold by getting things that have been damaged by water dried out as quickly as you can, which includes addressing the wet carpets as well. The sooner that a good clean up after water damage has occurred, the more quickly mold can be prevented from growing beneath your carpet. Consider this. If the carpet and padding are saturated with Black Water (sewage or other highly contaminated water), the professionals from SERVPRO can safely remove and then discard these items. We will wear safety Hazmat clothing and gear for this procedure. Irreversible contamination dictates no other option. Be safe and be healthy. When your carpets, furniture, and walls are too wet, and you feel it is beyond you to remedy the wetness, call SERVPRO to complete the water damage restoration for you. We will alleviate your stress, work in your best interest, mitigate damages and return your home to its preloss condition "Like it never even happened."We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists
SERVPRO of Tarpon technicians is water damage experts who get started promptly to get your property and carpets dry and back to pre-water-damage condition. Call us for fast service (772) 934-5555.

A House Fire Can Spread In Minutes, Odors Can Be Lingering Much Longer

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

The inside of a home is shown with fire damage including blackened walls SERVPRO of Tarpon, our goal is to return your home to its condition before the fire. If you have lingering odors, call us at (727) 934-5555

According to the Department of Homeland Security, in just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames. It is important that your family has an escape plan. A smoke alarm that is working significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.
Calling the experts at SERVPRO of Tarpon after the fire is also important. The lingering effects can take weeks to eliminate. Only a small number of fires are likely to cause major, structural damage to your home. Most cleaning and restoration costs come from the smoke and soot, rather than the heat and flames.
Most of the fire damage from smoke and soot are the odors they generate. Removing them is a difficult process and requires a professional restoration service. SERVPRO of Tarpon technicians have the training to understand that placing furniture outside or repainting over smoke damaged walls only hides odors for a few days or weeks at the most. To permanently deal with lingering odors, our office maintains an extensive, on-hand inventory of restoration equipment. We also have certified technicians to restore your home professionally.
Electric Pressure Sprayers
Our technicians use Electric Pressure Sprayers to apply deodorizing agents and other cleaning agents. They spray them directly onto the surface of the carpets, fabrics, and structural materials that have heavy odor-causing residues. Injectors
These special pumps have large needles our technicians use to inject small amounts of deodorizers directly into carpet and upholstery stains. When possible, we prefer using this method instead of pulling up a carpet or soaking a sofa with cleaning agents. Ozone Machines
Technicians use them to produce a gas of oxygen molecules that react with odor-causing molecules that deeply penetrated surfaces. The reaction oxidizes them, which eliminates the odor. After a short period, the ozone gas reverts to normal oxygen, leaving no residues. Ventilation Fans
These industrial exhaust fans move air at high speeds of 3000 to 5000 cubic feet of air per minute. Technicians use them to air out a home that is wet from the work of the firefighters. The fans can quickly remove the damp, interior air containing odor-causing molecules. They reduce the overall odors and assist technicians in finding the source of the stronger odors. These devices are only a small number of the cleaning and restoration equipment we maintain at our office. For SERVPRO of Tarpon, our goal is to return your home to its condition before the fire. If you have lingering odors, call us at (727) 934-5555 today to schedule an inspection.

When You Have Water Damage In Your Tarpon Home, You May Want To Renovate Instead Of Just Repairing

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

A bathroom that is being remodeled is shown while under construction Our team of home restoration and storm damage repair specialists will manage your home project with professional attention to detail.

Water may be essential to human life, but it can cause costly damage to your home. If your home is flooded or damaged by a leak or water overflow, the repairs can be extensive and expensive. The extent is determined by how much water damaged the property and how long it remained in place before a restoration crew could remove it.

In Tarpon Springs, bathroom remodeling is a fairly common requirement for many homeowners.

SERVPRO of Tarpon not only removes water and its damaging effects, but our trained professionals also assist in remodeling and returning the bathroom and other areas of the home to its pre-damage condition.
Team members first have to remove everything that was damaged by the water to remodel the bathroom. That usually means pulling up damaged flooring and soaked drywall panels, but if the water in the home remained in place for several days, it can affect the tile around the sink or toilet and break down the seals holding the bathtub or shower in place.
Our technicians start with an inspection. In many cases, loose tile indicates water damage, so if any shifts or moves at a touch, they remove several pieces to examine the wall behind them. The same is true with linoleum floor, so if either move at a touch or have visual bubbles, our team removes the damaged surface material and the building material underneath it.

Once we complete the demolition and removal, SERVPRO technicians dry the bathroom interior with dehumidifiers, air movers, and fans.
After the air moisture content tests at normal, the teams begin work to return the bathroom to normal condition. They start by rebuilding the floor and hanging new drywall panels to enclose everything. We can lay new linoleum and tile so that everything looks like it did before, or with the owner’s permission, upgrade the look of the bathroom with a better grade of tile along with new fixtures and accessories.

Our team of home restoration and storm damage repair specialists will manage your home project with professional attention to detail.
For SERVPRO of Tarpon, restoration is much more than relaying carpet, drying floors, and drawing moisture from your home or property.

Our technicians do everything possible to make your residence look like it did before the hurricane or the damaged inlet pipe dumps hundreds of gallons of water in it. If you need our services, call us today at (727) 934-5555.

Don't Lose Time and Money When Your Tarpon Hotel Floods

10/18/2019 (Permalink)

Mold is shown along a white wall and ceiling SERVPRO of Tarpon has skilled, IICRC trained technicians to utilize industry leading equipment to extract the water.

It is important to address any hotel water damage immediately. Many things can go wrong if you ignore standing water in a hotel. These issues will result in canceled reservations and guests not come back. It is important to bring in commercial water damage professionals like SERVPRO to extract the water and dry out the affected areas. Do not rely on your abilities to clean up all of the water damage. This can result in some of the water or moisture left in inaccessible areas which can give way to mold growth, musty odors, and weaken the property structure.
When calling a professional outfit to resolve the water damage issue in Tarpon, it is important to make sure that they are experienced and equipped to do their job. All moisture needs to be cleaned up and taken care of so that the place does not become hazardous. One thing that you don't want is for mold to get into the airways via the duct work of the hotel. SERVPRO of Tarpon has skilled, IICRC trained technicians to utilize industry leading equipment to extract the water. This process involves inspection equipment that we use to find all of the moisture within the structure. Infrared cameras, thermal hygrometers, and moisture sensors are also used to document and guarantee a complete drying result. One thing you can do to help out is to make sure all of the items that are damaged by the water are dried out quickly so that there is no growth of mold. Wet carpets may be salvaged depending upon the degree of saturation and the nature of the excess water. However, there are cases like Black Water, which is contaminated water that requires special HAZMAT clothing and gear to remove from the premises safely. Blackwater in carpets typically is non-salvageable in a commercial environment and must be discarded. Call the SERVPRO of Tarpon professionals to take care of the issue. We are willing to work with you at any time of the day to make sure that your water gets dried out with the minimum disruption to your guests. Give us a call at (727) 934-5555.

Where To Turn After A Fire In Tarpon

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

The inside of a home is shown with damage after a fire SERVPRO of Tarpon is strategically located to respond quickly to your fire and smoke damaging event. Call us 24/7 at (727) 934-5555.

Although there are a lot of issues residential property owners may have to deal with, a house fire can be a particularly challenging. In addition to losing your possessions, a house fire can have a negative impact your property's structural integrity. Learning more about how to handle house fires can help you avoid some of the unwanted outcomes. Get the information you need regarding how to deal with house fires by reading this short overview: Avoid Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Projects
When you face fire damage in Tarpon, consider not completing the clean-up process on your own. In many cases, residential property owners are so devastated by the destruction generated by the fire that they want to start the clean-up work immediately. This is a dangerous course of action for several reasons, including the fact that most homeowners do not have the professional equipment necessary to expedite and optimize the cleanup process. Additionally, most residential property owners are unaware of the health hazards that cleaning up after a fire entail. Trying to do the work yourself can increase your susceptibility to illness and injury. Attain Professional Services
Rather than attempting to complete a DIY project following a fire, your best course of action is calling the team of professional fire remediation experts at SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555. Our experts will be able to offer you the knowledgeable and detail-oriented work necessary to get your home back in excellent condition "Like it never even happened." Our fire restoration specialists offer comprehensive remediation services, including damage evaluation, drying work, odor control, demolition, and reconstruction. Some of the characteristics you should look for in a top shelf company is:
• 24/7 emergency service
• a proven track record
• excellent online reviews
• exceptional customer service
• IICRC-certified technicians If you have experienced a house fire, there is a place to turn for help. Call the fire remediation professionals of SERVPRO of Tarpon so we can get your home back into excellent shape. All of our technicians are trained in the latest techniques, and we also offer the exceptional customer service that will keep you relaxed and comfortable throughout the remediation process. For a stress free claims process, SERVPRO of Tarpon works with your insurance company to help manage the insurance process and paperwork. We are a Locally Owned Company with National Resources.
SERVPRO of Tarpon is strategically located to respond quickly to your fire and smoke damaging event.
Call us 24/7 at (727) 934-5555.

Safety Is Important Even After The Storm Has Passed

9/30/2019 (Permalink)

Flood Waters Are Shown In Front Of A House SERVPRO of Tarpon can dry your home back out quickly and efficiently

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 hurricanes 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.

Let SERVPRO Take The Worry and Stress Out Of Your Tarpon Springs Fire Recovery

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

An animation is shown depicting a house on fire with flames and dollar signs and a man sitting in front We can assess the full scope of the fire damages to your Tarpon Springs home. Give us a call today at SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.

After a devastating fire in your home, it can be almost impossible to imagine things getting back to normal. Everywhere you look there is damage to your home, and just thinking about the amount of work that needs to be done is overwhelming. Where do you even begin? How will you be sure you are working with the right people?

If you contact your insurance company first they will likely refer you to a professional restoration service like SERVPRO of Tarpon.

We can assess the full scope of the fire damages to your Tarpon Springs home. We can provide your insurance company with an accurate estimate of how much the restoration will ultimately cost.

SERVPRO professionals have experience working with home insurance companies. We work to respond quickly to your call and dispatch our experts. The important thing to remember is that we will work with your insurance.

For a stress free claims process, SERVPRO can help with the process and insurance paperwork.
This estimation process starts by assessing the work that needs to get completed to successfully restore your home to preloss conditions. This figure details the personnel that is necessary as well as the equipment needed to do the job in the most efficient way possible.

Additionally, this estimation details the irreparable damages that your home has suffered on account of the recent fire. Construction materials that require removal and replacement, contents of your home throughout the affected area that have become ruined beyond salvage, are items that fit this secondary assessment. SERVPRO offers the CCIS Contents Claim Inventory Service to track these non-salvageable structural and interior possessions.

Our efforts and attention to detail ensure that your insurance company has everything they need to push your claim through and get the restoration process started in your home. You can count on our SERVPRO of Tarpon restoration specialists to arrive quickly and to do the work as efficiently as possible so you can move past this devastating situation.

Give us a call today at SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.

If You Suspect Mold Damage In Your Tarpon Springs Home- It's Time To Partner With SERVPRO of Tarpon

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

Moisture is shown on a wall in a home. The wall is white and the effected area is black. It's important to understand the need to bring in properly trained professionals.

If moisture gets into your Tarpon Springs home 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 creates the 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 be removed in sealed plastic bags. Once the drywall is taken off the walls, our SERVPRO technicians treat the studs and outside walls if needed.
It's important to understand the need to bring in properly trained professionals. Technicians on the SERVPRO of Tarpon team have IICRC industry certifications.
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses. 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.

Minimizing Storm Damage Potential To Your Tarpon Home

9/4/2019 (Permalink)

A Palm Tree is Shown Wind Blown From A Storm and The caption says "Keep Your Eyes On The Storm" If you want a professional opinion about storm damage call SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555.

Residents of Tarpon know all too well that they can't control when and where a storm might strike. There are somethings you can do as a homeowner to lessen the effects of severe weather.

If you have trees that hang over your home, you need to ensure that these are trimmed of any dead or weak limbs. Disease in trees is a good sign that some heavy pruning should be done, and insect populations should be treated and eliminated.

During storm season, both in the fall and spring, there are a few different steps you can take to decrease the risk of storm damage becoming a reality. Many homeowners hesitate to have tree maintained or removed. It's messy, loud, and can be costly. It is a good alternative to having a tree fall on your home in the middle of a storm. If there are trees that are growing from your neighbor's property but over your home, you should talk to them about trimming the tree limbs that are on your side before doing so. SERVPRO of Tarpon has covered too many roofs with tarps because of tree damage.

Look around your property for objects that are heavy enough to withstand smaller breezes and gusts of wind, but might be light enough for stronger winds to move around or even pick up. Table-top umbrellas on your deck, lounge chairs, and garden tools can all pose problems in a strong enough wind. Lumber that has been stored up against your home for one reason or another, but unused for lack of time, should be moved to an indoor location such as a garage or shed. Storing these on the ground can harbor pests and kill your grass.

Storm doors and screened windows should be placed in their frames tightly, and latch closed, as well. Storm water seeping or  in from the wind forcing it up against the house can cause water damage. This leaves floors in entryways soft and spongy. The wall and floor under windows can also become soft, or even moldy, if they are not kept tightly closed or are not sealed well.
Storm damage can also happen on the patio. Screened porches may receive a great amount of blown-in moisture that can carry debris that is left behind when the rain evaporates. This debris can contain a silt that can eat at carpets and upholstery on your porch. Similar to flood damage but less invasive, this sediment should be cleaned up on a regular basis to protect your furnishings.

Even after all of these precautions a storm can damage your home. The final thing you can do to be prepared is to know where to turn for professional help restoring your home.

If you want a professional opinion about storm damage and how you can prevent it, call SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555. Open 24/7 and available to take your call every day of the year; we have your storm damage needs covered.

Knowing Who Call When Storms Leave Behind Water Damage in Tarpon Springs

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

A water damaged kitchen is shown There's only one number you need for restoration in Tarpon Springs, call SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.

Many Tarpon Springs residents have experience rebuilding after a disaster. Storms, flooding, wind damage and can cause major damage to your home or business. Most Tarpon Springs residents know evacuation routes and places to shelter, but do they know who to call if they have water damage? A bad decision can be time consuming and costly.

There's only one number you need for restoration in Tarpon Springs, call SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.

The experts at SERVPRO of Tarpon works as quickly as possible to help homeowners put their home back to it's original condition.

Despite the reason for it, many owners take this opportunity to put in the kitchen that they always wanted but perhaps did not have the funds when they built or bought the home. Our teams can help with everything from laying new linoleum and tearing down interior walls, to installing new appliances and cabinets.

If they were restoring a kitchen, the demolition work is carefully done to prevent additional work and costs. That includes removing the flooring, linoleum or wood and the sub-floor to expose the concrete pad underneath. The same actions include tearing out drywall and paneling damaged by the water. Getting the work started immediately will help to prevent major mold issues.

After clearing out the debris, SERVPRO technicians put in a new sub-floor. Before laying a new floor on top of it, they make sure to secure any plumbing, gas, and electrical lines. If they suspect a problem, the team leader recommends bringing in a licensed contractor to make any repairs.

With the new floor in place, our specialists install the new appliances. Each team member is trained to deal with all major manufacturers, saving our customers additional installation fees often not covered by insurance.

Next, teams install and paint or stain the new cabinets. Our specialists can preserve the original cabinets and repaint them, but if they need to cut down or rebuilt to match the new appliances, it is often as cost-efficient to install new cabinets than to spend the labor hours changing and reinstalling the old ones.

SERVPRO of Tarpon teams are well trained and certified. 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.

Before mold or other issues cost you more contact SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555. The longer water is left standing, the more likely mold growth will become a problem. Mold can begin to grow in a flooded commercial site in 24 to 72 hours. Contact SERVPRO of Tarpon to eliminate standing water.
Call SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.

Water Damage and What It Means To Your Business After a Fire

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

Hotel fires are more common than you might think. Firefighters in the U.S. respond to an estimated average of 3,520 structure fires in hotels and motels each year. In addition to the fire damage there is the issue of water damage throughout the hotel.

It is very important to address any hotel water damage in a timely manner. There are serious consequences when water damage is ignored. These issues can cause visitors to leave the hotels and not come back. It is important to hire professionals to take care of the cleanup. It is a bad idea to rely entirely on your abilities to clean up all of the water damage. This can result in some of the water left in inaccessible areas which can give way to mold and other issues on the property.

Knowing who to call is an important decision that will have an impact on your business. Call SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555. Any moisture needs to be cleaned up and taken care of to avoid health hazards. You want to avoid mold getting into the airways. SERVPRO of Tarpon has well trained experts that know how to take care of water issues.

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.

Before mold or other issues cost you more contact SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.

The longer water is left standing, the more likely mold growth will become a problem. Mold can begin to grow in a flooded commercial site in 24 to 72 hours. Contact SERVPRO of Tarpon to eliminate standing water.

We can access equipment and personnel from a network of 1,650 Franchises across the country and elite Disaster Recovery Teams that are strategically located throughout the United States.

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.

One thing you can do to help out is to make sure all of the items that are damaged by the water are dried out quickly so that there is no growth of mold. Call SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.

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

8/12/2019 (Permalink)

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)

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.

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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.

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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 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 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.

Preventative Measures To Take Before A Hurricane In Tarpon

5/31/2019 (Permalink)

The Atlantic Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 1st. Take these measures to protect your property and belongings during the storm to reduce damage.

Precautions To Take To Avoid Storm Damage

When a hurricane strikes, your first priority should be to protect yourself and anyone else in your household. Get to a safe place and, if there is a government recommendation or order, evacuate if necessary. Once you are sure you are safe, there are also measures you can take to protect your property and belongings during the storm, reducing damages and work for SERVPRO technicians with just a few preventative measures. If you are able, try to employ these simple tips before the next hurricane or major storm to prevent damages.

Keep Breakables Secure 
Many homeowners keep breakable objects such as glasses and ceramics out in plain view. During storm damage in Tarpon, these can be smashed, creating a major safety hazard and causing irreparable damage to the object. By locking those objects inside of cabinets and away from windows and doors, you can help to prevent many disasters that would otherwise befall these fragile belongings. Try to keep them in mounted, secured places, such as a floor cabinet, while avoiding containers that can tip over or move.

Elevate Your Furniture 
Placing ground floor furniture on supports to elevate them slightly off the ground can make a big difference should a flood hit. By putting blocks or barriers underneath their legs, you can help furniture to avoid the reaching touch of floodwater, and expedite any drying process that the furniture may need. If you can, throwing waterproof tarps over it may also stop a good deal of damage.

Batten Down The Hatches 
Although it may seem obvious, giving your home a check-over to make sure that all doors and windows are locked and secured may ultimately save you thousands in damages. Many damages that SERVPRO of Tarpon is called in for can be prevented by these simple checks, but many homeowners forget or simply don't bother to do them. Before the storm hits, always double-check each opening in every corner of the house to make sure it is closed tight.

When disaster strikes, SERVPRO of Tarpon is ready and waiting to respond to your call. Contact us 24/7 at the first sign of damage at (727) 934-5555.

The Common Causes of Water Damage in Homes

5/5/2019 (Permalink)

The average age of a sump pump is 10 years.

Water Damage in Trinity Requires Timely Identification and Appropriate Mitigation

All households require proper knowledge to prepare adequately for potential water damage in Trinity.  SERVPRO of Tarpon, has identified some of the most common causes of water damage in the typical Trinity home.

Some of these include blocked drain lines, broken pipes inside walls, failing pumps and malfunction appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers.  

Blocked drain lines have the potential to cause significant property damage due to the fact that drain lines can handle large amounts of water as compared to other plumbing in the home. In the event that the pipes become obsolete or overwhelmed, they often burst and release plenty of water to the homes.

Some plumbing equipment includes pumps. These include water pumps, sump pumps, and sewage pumps, to mention a few. Industry experts state that the average age of a household sump pump is only 10 years. When there is a power outage or when these pumps develop malfunctions or faults, their functionality is compromised which then causes extensive property damage.  

Nothing lasts for eternity, not the household plumbing at least. The plumbing, just like every other piece of equipment, is prone to deterioration and can fail. This subsequently makes them more likely to cause water damage. 

If you experience a water damage related emergency it is critical that the water is removed quickly and properly by a certified team of experts. SERVPRO of Tarpon is locally owned and operated and is ready to help you 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Call us! (727) 934-5555. 

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Take These Steps to Prevent Mold Infestation in Your Home or Apartment

4/29/2019 (Permalink)

Mold can grow quickly in a moist damp environment.

No matter where you go in Tarpon Springs, a microbial population resides, either actively or in a dormant state. This includes the cleanest of homes, as well as the outdoor world. A small amount of moisture or increased humidity can revive dormant microbes and allow active to flourish even more vibrantly.

Whenever an apartment suffers from mold damage in Tarpon Springs, the critical ingredient centers on the moisture levels, and not on the mold already existing within the residence. SERVPRO professionals find a variety of sources of unwanted moisture and water within homes and apartments when performing mold damage remediation. Preventing future accumulation of water plays a crucial part in preventing microbial populations from expanding.

Moisture can come into your apartment through many sources, including appliances. Used appliances that come with your rented apartment might not seem faulty but a quick check of drip pans, water lines, and drainage hoses, especially their seals at both ends, can rule this possible situation out. Discovering that such a location does contain defects or loosened seals, a quick repair job can solve the problem. Other sources exist, however, even in the smallest of residences.

Other locations to look at include windows and their frames. Rainfall can result in extensive microbial damage when they allow water to enter inside, dripping down walls, or even inside them. Soaked insulation can harbor microbial growth for long periods before their discovery occurs. 

A leaky roof can also allow precipitation to cause prolific growth all throughout the apartment building, including other units. SERVPRO can remediate mold damage to your apartment after discussing the details with your apartment's owner. Your personal belongings can also become mold-infested, but we can help you recover most, and possibly all, of your affected property.

A leaky toilet, drain under a cabinet, or a shower head that sprays water where it should not go can all cause mold damage inside the bathroom. Loosened shower walls can allow mold to grow behind them, which can then spread to other areas of your home.

SERVPRO of Tarpon helps whenever mold damage becomes a problem, and beforehand, as well. No job is too large and complicated, nor too small and insignificant. All mold damage escalates and should receive expert remediation services as soon as possible. Call our 24-hour service line at (727) 934-5555, any day of the year, and we can help you recover from this and any other disaster.

4 Tips on How to Prevent Dryer Fires | SERVPRO of Tarpon

4/26/2019 (Permalink)

An accumulation of lint can lead to a dangerous situation.

According to the National Fire Protection Agency, NFPA, U.S fire departments responded to nearly 16,000 home fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines over a four-year period. These fires resulted in $238 million in property damage. The majority of these fires come from home clothes dryers.    

One-third of clothes dryers related fires are caused by an accumulation of lint, which means that not cleaning out your dryer vent can set you up for a dangerous situation.

Here are 4 simple tips that and ensure safety in the laundry room.

  1. CLEAN THE LINT FILTER AFTER EVERY LOAD- not only will this help prevent a fire, but your clothes will dry faster!
  2. REPLACE ACCORDION-STYLE DUCTS-If you see a plastic or foil accordion-style duct connecting your appliance to the vent, it’s a good idea to replace it with a rigid metal duct that won't sag and collect lint.
  3. CLEAN THE DRYER DUCT ANNUALLY- (at least)-Disconnect the duct from the dryer, and vacuum both the dryer and the duct—as much as you can access, then reassemble, return dryer to original spot and reconnect power.
  4. HANDLE CHEMICAL STAINS WITH CARE-Clothes stained with gas, cooking oil, cleaning agents, or other flammable chemicals or substances need special care. It's recommended to  wash such stained clothing more than once to minimize volatile chemicals, then hang to dry. If you must use a dryer, use the lowest heat setting and a drying cycle that concludes with a cool-down period.

IMPORTANT: In the event that a fire does start, keep the dryer door closed to limit its oxygen supply—a fire needs oxygen to keep it going.

If your family has experienced a fire of any kind and needs help restoring your home call SERVPRO of Tarpon.     

Get the Answers Necessary to Protect Your Trinity Home from Water Damage

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO after any type of water damage in your home. We will put all of our expertise to work for you.

SERVPRO Technicians are Well Trained to Handle Your Water Damage Emergency

If you have ever experienced water damage in any form, you understand that having a qualified restoration technicians involved in the process is critical. They can help you address the situation properly and provide any repairs necessary to protect the structure and contents of your home.
Water intrusions of any type occurring in your Trinity home often lead to water damage that most homeowners simply are not prepared to handle. In most cases, water takes over quickly, causing significant damages before you have the faintest idea of what just happened. Hesitation turns normal water damage into catastrophic events, making it important for homeowners to understand that they need to address these situations immediately.
Hiring expertly trained water damage restoration technicians, like those available at SERVPRO, helps prevent additional damages by removing excess water and providing you with quick drying methods using specialized equipment to restore your home. Giving you the assistance you need to recover from emergency situations properly and maintain a quality environment for you and your family.
While some cases can be relatively minor, the damages caused by the intrusion can pose severe risks. Having your entire basement flooded with water containing who knows what, exposes your family to unknown contaminants and causes damage to the foundation, walls, and structural materials found in your home. SERVPRO helps limit the losses you experience and saves time associated with your restoration.
SERVPRO technicians can also provide you with any reconstruction services necessary to finish the job properly. We handle everything construction related including replacement of cabinetry, countertops, subfloor, flooring materials, framing, and drywall while also painting and providing finish work necessary to complete your restoration entirely.
Our technicians work hard to provide you with peace of mind that you made the right decision when you decided to use us to restore your home. Building relationships with our customers mean satisfying your needs, and we try to ensure that all of our services meet or exceed any expectations you may have had when work began.
Take care of existing water damage on your property by contacting SERVPRO of Tarpon. We can perform any repairs or restoration services necessary to get things under control, today. (727) 934-5555

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Providing You With Solutions To Mold Damage In Your Tarpon Springs Home Today

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO mold remediation specialists understand how waiting can result in additional exposure and contamination to other areas of your home.

Mold Damage Solutions

Professional mold remediation technicians performing their services can be an amazing thing to see. They quickly, yet safely, follow established containment, handling, cleanup, and decontamination procedures to get contamination under control and prevent mold from growing again in the future.

However, unless you understand whom to call to handle mold damage in your Tarpon Springs area home, you could end up purchasing services from an under-qualified company. You should take a little time to check for certifications and determine how experienced the company is that you decide to use. You can usually spot a fake right away, if a company uses the term “Mold Removal,” or says that they have the ability to eliminate mold on your property permanently, they are generally up to no good. If a company says that they need to send a mold sample to a lab to determine the proper steps to take or methods to use in your remediation process, you should run, not walk, to a more reliable mold remediation provider.

SERVPRO mold remediation specialists understand how waiting can result in additional exposure and contamination to other areas of your home. Regardless of the amount or type that our technicians discover on your property; our mold remediation specialists can provide you with the safe, professional services you deserve to get mold growth in your home under control in a timely, efficient manner. SERVPRO technicians understand where mold comes from, what makes it grow, and how to control contamination spreading throughout your property. We have access to industrial-grade equipment, highly trained personnel, and several years of experience providing homeowners just like you with solutions to mold issues found in your home.

SERVPRO’s IICRC certified technicians follow standards set by the EPA, OSHA, as well as any local or federal regulations while providing you with the services you deserve to obtain a mold-free living environment. We take the time to address customer concerns, explain our services, and make the entire process as stress-free as possible. Contacting SERVPRO of Tarpon provides you with access to expertly trained mold remediation specialists who care about the results they provide to each customer. We are available 24/7, anytime, day or night, giving us the ability to provide you with the solutions you deserve, today (727) 934-5555.

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Soot Damage in Your Trinity Home from Fire

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke Detectors Provide Safety and Mitigate Fire Damage in Trinity

The Acidic Nature of Smoke and Soot Require Special Cleanup

After a fire, soot damage is very typical. Soot can be a black flaky or oily or powdery substance which forms from incomplete combustion. Fine carbonized compounds cling to surfaces in your home like ceilings and walls, plus your possessions. Soot can be difficult to remove, and sometimes it is not possible to restore the surface to its pre-fire condition.
There are two types of sediment you can find after fire damage to your Trinity home – oily and dry. A quick check you can do to discover the type of residue you have is just to run your finger over a soot-covered surface. It is oily residue if it smears. Try not to make a mess. Better yet, leave it to us to inspect and clean.
You need an experienced fire damage restoration team working with you to clean the soot from your home thoroughly. SERVPRO is standing by to help you as soon as the fire is out and everyone is safe. The longer you leave the smoky substance sitting in your home, the more damage it does.
Heat from the fire pushes the soot and can cover everything in its way. Smoke looks for a kind of equilibrium and travels until its energy is used and it goes to cooler temperatures. When tested, soot can always be found on the acidic side of the pH scale. Acidic materials are destructive to a majority of elements found in nature. Over time, they keep degrading materials by oxidation which leads to discoloration, etching, corrosion or pitting. Stains over metals can yellow and soften. These reactions are ongoing from soot residues until they are removed.
We can clean up oily residue with special degreasing agents, while we clean dry soot with cleaning sponges. Sometimes, soot will be oily in one room and dry in another. It all depends on the kinds of materials that were burned, so we check ahead of time before we begin remediation.
Many varying types of damage occur after a fire, including water damage from firefighting efforts, but soot damage continues to eat away at the surfaces it is covering if left untouched. SERVPRO of Tarpon knows how important it is to move fast in these situations, so give us a call as soon as possible at (727) 934-5555 so we can restore your home back to its preloss condition.

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Call Our Certified Technicians Right Away When You Discover Mold In Trinity

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

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Take Control of Mold Damage in Trinity to Avoid Lost Bookings

Guests of your hotel and restaurant in Trinity are not interested in viewing or smelling mold when on a long-anticipated vacation to the Sunshine State. Mold growth can be tricky to locate but makes itself know with a musty smell and dark staining. Standard cleaning methods are no match for the challenges of mold growth and can make matters worse. Call the experts for mold remediation.

Mold damage is a constant worry for businesses in Trinity. Our humid climate and the heavy rains we experience combine to provide the moisture mold spores need to multiply. Owners and property managers need to be vigilant about keeping indoor humidity levels lower than 60 percent, cleaning up spills, and maintaining plumbing and water-dependent appliances.

If mold is observed it is crucial that the methods used to treat it are effective. Often housekeeping crews depend on diluted chlorine bleach mixtures that fail to penetrate deeply enough into porous materials to kill the mold completely. SERVPRO crews utilize EPA-registered antimicrobial agents specially formulated to eliminate active mold colonies.

We also use mechanical methods to clear mold from surfaces, brushing and scraping the moldy residues off. This works well on non-porous materials. If faced with cleaning mold from drywall, grout lines, and other structural components that allow water to penetrate and absorb SERVPRO might choose a strategy like soda blasting to reach the hyphae beneath the surface.

As we plan our mold remediation for your business, we also provide containment methods to ensure spores and other residues do not drift to non-affected areas. Our EPA-developed mold remediation protocol includes containment of the moldy areas. Heavy plastic sheeting and negative pressure air scrubbers keep the mold exposure limited. SERVPRO crew members don personal protective gear to prevent tracking mold into other areas.

We try to keep non-affected spaces in your facility open and operating as we contain the work area. SERVPRO works with your and your chosen contractors to arrange for the elimination of the moist conditions causing the mold risk.

SERVPRO of Tarpon supports the commitment of our employees to obtain advanced certifications from the IICRC, including Applied Microbial Remediation Technician. Call us at (727) 934-5555 to schedule an evaluation of your mold remediation needs.

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Tarpon Springs, Storms, Water, and Yeah for SERVPRO to the Rescue

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

Tarpon Springs Flooding--When a Sponge Isn't Enough--Call SERVPRO

SERVPRO Techniques for Effective Flood Water Removal in Tarpon Springs Homes

Heavy rains are a given in this part of Florida and flash flooding is a valid concern for homeowners in Tarpon Springs. The flood water removal process needs to begin as quickly as possible to mitigate damage when it enters your home. That is why you can rely on us to schedule service within one hour, and we can be on site within four hours after your initial call.

Flood water in Tarpon Springs is never handled as a clean water situation; it is grey water at best and often black water due to contaminants such as sewage or chemicals and debris picked up along the way. SERVPRO IICRC-certified technicians are experts in applied structural drying, odor control and restoration techniques to keep losses from water damage to a minimum.

We utilize powerful truck mounted pumps and gas powered submersible extractors to pull the water out of the home as quickly as possible. In-place drying is not applicable for carpeting and padding that has been submerged by gray or black water. In some cases, in-plant drying can be done, but often the carpet and padding require replacement due to contaminants. If the flood water was not deep in the home, furniture could dry on raised blocks.

SERVPRO technicians set up powerful air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the subflooring and to speed drying of walls, weep holes can be drilled to allow the air flow to reach behind the drywall and effectively dry the building materials. Along with drying the structure, the technicians want to eliminate conditions that are conducive to mold growth. Along with lowered humidity and dry surfaces, we use powerful antifungal cleaners to thoroughly wipe down areas affected by water to inhibit mold growth and stop the problem before it starts.

When you call SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555, our certified technicians can begin the process of flood water removal by asking questions about your unique situation to determine what type of equipment we need to bring to neutralize the water damage in your home. We are available 24/7 to quickly and efficiently make your loss “Like it never even happened."

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Our Specialists Explain The Risks Of Water Damage And How To Prevent It In Your Innisbrook Home

3/3/2019 (Permalink)

If you need help with a water issue in your home, contact SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 now.

The Dangers Of Water Removal And Preventing Damage To Your Innisbrook Home

Personal property damages may seem like a job for the homeowner, but in 99% of cases, it is better handled by a professional. One of the key reasons for this is equipment and knowledge, but an often underrated reason is guarding against secondary damages. Secondary damages could include things like the growth of mold or mildew from hidden damp spots, unpleasant lingering odors or staining on furniture and fittings.

For those reasons, it is essential to use a professional service for water removal in Innisbrook residences. SERVPRO use local technicians who understand the unique architecture of your home and can make an instant impact. We offer reduced call out times as well as the latest proprietary cleaning solutions to ensure a practical solution to your property problem.

Removing standing water is a time sensitive job. The longer standing water is allowed to sit the more likely it is to tap into subfloor or wall cavities and saturate sheetrock or subfloor mats. This type of saturation can quickly cause long term damages. SERVPRO use emergency gas-powered pumps for any standing water above two inches. These equipment are fully submersible and pump water into an open sewer point making them effective at dealing with larger spills.

Once the standing water has gone, it is essential to proceed with caution for the remainder of the service. Fabrics, upholstery, and furniture can be up to 50% weaker when wet which means a heavy-handed approach could easily cause permanent damage. We use portable extraction units that are fitted with lightweight wands to dry rapidly but without the abrasive nature of some drying equipment. Often, we run equipment several times over the same spot to ensure your possessions are restored rather than in need of replacement.

Our last step is to introduce your walls, carpets, and home to anti-microbial treatments. These help to prevent mold growth occurring after a spill and ensure the damage is dealt with at the first time of asking.

If you need help with a water issue in your home, contact SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 now.

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Why You Really Need Fire Damage Remediation Specialists in Trinity

2/17/2019 (Permalink)

Homeowners dealing with residue coated household items can easily spread the damage throughout the home. Call SERVPRO to remediate.

Fire Damage Technicians in Trinity Talk About the Available Restoration Options

Whenever something burns inside your Trinity home, there are several different procedures a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO can take to mitigate your problems. During every fire damage situation, there are several choices and decisions to be made. When we first arrive at your residence after an emergency call, we begin inspecting your entire property for damage. During the first contact with you, the homeowner we determine how far the issues traveled away from the source, and we figure out the severity of the problems. After we get a good idea of what the fire damage project will entail, we then provide an initial work scope and estimate for you and your insurance adjuster.

During the initial inspection, our SERVPRO estimators must determine whether the negatively affected building materials and contents inside your house can be saved or not. Whenever we are writing up the first estimate during your fire damage project in Trinity, we must figure out what will be the most cost-effective method. We have to determine how much the item will cost to replace and how expensive it will be to repair. If the costs involved in cleaning or refinishing the item are cheaper than paying to replace it, we mark it on the estimate as something we can save. If repairing the building materials or contents is more expensive than replacing it, then we remove the items.

When dealing with burnt or residue-coated objects, our SERVPRO technicians know that their options are to clean, resurface, or replace the items. Cleaning is the least expensive and quickest restoration option — the object when cleaning is to remove all of the soot residues that exist. Our primary goal is to preserve fabrics or surfaces and return them to their preloss state.

Resurfacing items inside your home is more expensive than cleaning, and it takes more time to complete. Resurfacing can include the refinishing of wood furniture, the re-upholstering of furniture, and possibly the painting of walls and ceilings. Replacing is the most expensive option and only gets used when the other two methods are either not feasible or not cost-effective. If you ever have something set ablaze inside your house, call SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 immediately after the disaster occurs.

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Innisbrook Vacation Destination Hotels Benefit from SERVPRO Water Loss Mitigation

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water Cannot Hide from SERVPRO’s Thermal Imaging Camera and then Cleanup and Drying in Innisbrook Area Commercial Buildings

Commercial Hotel Water Damage Restoration for Your Innisbrook Business

The plumbing system in your Innisbrook hotel or motel goes through regular wear and tear on a day to day basis. Many business owners fail to maintain their sinks, pipes, and toilets that well until something stops working properly. It is essential to maintain your plumbing, so you do not wind up with a disaster on your hands. There are many simple checks that you can do to help prevent the headache of a water disaster.

Commercial water damage in your Innisbrook hotel or motel is never convenient. A hotel must run around the clock every day of the year, and your customers expect to have the best service the entire time they are there, which is why SERVPRO® is always available to help you when there is an emergency. Our trained remediation specialists can take care of the problem quickly while disrupting your daily operations as little as possible. Our goal is to keep your bookings on schedule with no negative social media feedback.

When we arrive at your building, we locate the areas of the structure which are wet and use various devices to track the moisture within your structure. SERVPRO techs us a moisture sensor to find moisture in soft materials. Moisture meters are used to find the actual moisture content of different materials, so we know if the structure is dry. To measure the relative humidity and temperature, we use thermo-hygrometers. We use these readings to compare the moisture content of the affected and unaffected areas.

To help avoid water damage, do not neglect minor plumbing problems. A leak can develop over time even in the most advanced pipes, faucets, or fixtures. A small leak can significantly increase your water bills over the year. Pay attention to dripping faucets or minor leaks to stop the issue from getting larger. Preserving the possessions of guests is paramount to any water intrusion issues.

Blocked drains can easily create an overflow. Paper, grease, and leaves, as well as leftover food, can clog your drains. Tree roots can grow into drain pipes and cause clogs as well which can be difficult to remove.

Installing a centralized water softener system helps protect your pipes from the minerals found in hard water, besides offering a better tasting glass of water to your guests. You should also know where your shut off valves are in case of a toilet overflow or other water damage emergency. Knowing this helps to stop the current issue from getting a lot worse.

SERVPRO of Tarpon can help you find the issue causing the water damage in your hotel in East Lake, Holiday or Innisbrook and have you dry again in no time. We work around your customers to create as little disturbance as possible when you call us at (727) 934-5555 

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Many Happy Tarpon Springs Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Restoration and Remodeling

1/31/2019 (Permalink)

Let SERVPRO Turn the Page from Kitchen Water Damage to a Remodel Wonder for Tarpon Springs Homeowners

Kitchen Remodeling Options for Tarpon Springs Homes

Disasters can leave their mark on your Tarpon Springs home long after the incident occurs. While often traditional advanced restoration techniques can recover and recuperate loss, it comes with the need to reconstruct areas of the property. This case is especially true after disasters like fire and flooding, both of which often require demolition and rebuilding to restore the properties fully.

Even without a disaster, sometimes homeowners see the benefits of bathroom or kitchen remodeling for their Tarpon Springs property. With our advanced training in loss recovery and restoration techniques combined with licensed contractors on our team, we have a unique perspective and ability to provide our customer's remodeling options as broad as their imagination both following a disaster and as a standalone service for properties in our communities.

With a simple call to our SERVPRO team, we can send out a certified estimator who can help you to realize your vision for your home and show you the options that you have to make that a reality. Our experienced professionals can get to work quickly to ensure that your project does not take longer than necessary to complete.

Since our team has licensed contractors, we can provide disaster recovery in the same way. With years of combined experience, we can offer effective reconstruction, remodeling, and build back services to damaged properties. From the initial inspection of the damage to the steps required for restoration, there is no delay between mitigation and cleanup to reconstruction efforts. We are uniquely positioned to interface with our client and the insurance adjuster, if one is involved, to maximize the remodel within the prescribed budget. Our SERVPRO contractors can sit down with the homeowner to discuss their options and their vision for the space so that we can work from the very beginning to remodel your kitchen.

From disaster recovery to complete renovations and remodeling, you can count on our SERVPRO of Tarpon contractors and certified technicians to exceed your expectations. From mitigation and restoration to build back solutions, you can reach our professionals anytime that you need us. "Like it never even happened." only better.  (727) 934-5555.

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When A Flood Plagues Your Home In Tarpon Springs, You Need Help From A Professional Restoration Company!

1/15/2019 (Permalink)

Equipment is essential to proper flood remediation.

Use An Experienced Provider For Flood Damage Restoration In Tarpon Springs

Flood water can devastate an entire town or city in a matter of hours. They represent a serious risk to your safety and have the power to flip SUV's or uproot trees with as little as a foot of rushing water. This year, flash floods have accounted for billions of dollars of personal property damage. The restoration process begins with a quick call to a professional service to arrange an emergency call-out.

Properties need an expert restoration provider after flood damage in Tarpon Springs to ensure no further damages are caused and that it is safe to return to the property. SERVPRO has a wealth of experience dealing with flooding and has sent large loss teams all over the country to help residents get their homes back to pre-flood conditions, “Like it never even happened.”

Many of our technicians are IICRC certificate holders in applied structural drying, odor control, and other essential restoration areas. SERVPRO can promise to arrange a service within one hour of receiving notification of loss; we can arrive onsite within four. Our technicians have the necessary training to restore power, the expertise to mitigate loss and the experience to relocate your possessions for deep cleaning processes.

In extreme weather conditions, a service you can trust is your first port of call. SERVPRO has access to national scale equipment that can help to dry your property faster. Truck-mounted extraction units can be brought with us in severe property damages alongside submersible gas-powered pumps. Quickly removing standing water is crucial when it comes to guarding against permanent damages. SERVPRO uses the finest equipment in the industry to ensure properties can be restored to their preloss conditions.

Flood water can often be harmful to your health. As water travels it picks up residue from materials, it comes into contact with along the way. These can be harmful and include raw sewage, animal carcasses, pesticides, herbicides or other dangerous pathogens. We can both assess and remediate damages that Black Water causes using our industry-leading training and resources.

Equipment is essential to proper flood remediation. Contact SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 for professional restoration.

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Tarpon Springs Homeowners Count on SERVPRO for Water Extraction

1/1/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says it takes more than a sea sponge for Water Removal in Tarpon Springs

SERVPRO Explains Why You Need Water Extraction And Specialized Drying Methods In Tarpon Springs

Despite our location on the Florida west coast, many Tarpon Springs residents pay more for damages from faulty sprinklers and broken pipes than hurricanes or tropical storms. The longer water stays in the home, the larger the bill for replacing ruined property.
For our Tarpon Springs customers, however, water removal is only the first step. SERVPRO specialists know that water extraction and thorough drying are the next methods needed to ensure the full restoration of personal and structural property to their original condition.
Extraction is a removal technique that draws smaller amounts of water from out of carpets and between wood floorboards. Among the tools our specialists use are extraction wands and self-propelled extractors called Rovers. The smaller wands are ideal for removing water from carpets, without damaging the nape, in smaller rooms. They also draw out water trapped in the carpet pad.
For larger areas, the self-propelled extractors work very well. Many of the models we use have a platform so our specialists can ride on the device, to better control the direction and provide additional weight and pressure on the carpet or floorboards. Restoration team members can adjust the speed and heat used on both devices to begin the drying process simultaneously.
If the water started from an overhead sprinkler or a busted pipe that allowed water to wick into the walls and building elements, there could be damage to building materials like wooden floor trim or drywall panels that need immediate attention to preserve and restore. SERVPRO personnel uses a combination of air movers, fans, and dehumidifiers to draw out moisture and lower the inside humidity level.
To dry floor trim and panels, specialists direct the air mover to force warm air over the damp surfaces. The increased airflow pushes out the moisture into the air where it is pulled out of the home by the fans. Team members install dehumidifiers to reduce the humidity level which enables the fans and air movers to operate more efficiently. They also use these machines to help dry carpets and floorboards after completing the extraction process.
At SERVPRO of Tarpon, we know from experience that is simply removing visible water does not stop all damage. Quickly extracting water can help preserve homes and property that might be severely damaged otherwise. If your home has suffered a water disaster of any type, call us at (727) 934-5555 today. We are here for you.

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Restore Your Trinity Home After Mold Damage

12/27/2018 (Permalink)

Call the experts when you spot mold growth in your home.

SERVPRO - Cleaning Mold Damaged Property In Trinity

Trinity residents know that a little water can cause an incredible amount of damage. Removing and drying property after a storm or plumbing incident does not always take care of every problem. Many times, these disasters can also lead to a mold infestation.
Reducing and eliminating mold damage to Trinity homes means looking not just overhead or behind walls. SERVPRO restoration teams understand that once mold begins to grow and expand in a home, it can spread through not just bathrooms and laundry rooms, but grow underfoot, unnoticed until it spreads throughout the entire home.
Most homeowners and residents do not realize they have a mold problem until they detect that distinctive, musty odor. Not all mold growths exude it, however, so it is not a reliable indicator. The only reliable methods are for our technicians to use a mold content meter to test the air for high levels of mold spores or pull up the carpet after a flooding incident and perform a thorough visual inspection.
If SERVPRO technicians discover mold, they use a shampoo machine to kill the active mold spores with a cleaning solution containing an anti-fungal agent. After completing the process, they use an extractor to draw out remaining water with the mold spores.
Next, they detach the carpet and dispose of the pad underneath it. Carpet pads cannot be cleaned of the mold without damaging them, and since they are cheaper to replace than restore, disposal is the only cost-efficient option.
Now, technicians dry the carpet and the floor underneath it. They lift opposite ends to create entry and exit points and then install air movers and box fans to increase airflow and speed up the process. Once they finish drying the carpet, the team leader examines it for traces of mold. If she finds none, team members install a new carpet pad and then tack the carpet back in place.
It is impossible to eliminate every mold spore, but at SERVPRO of Tarpon, we can stop active mold growth. Our goal is to treat affected property so that homeowners and residents can return to a clean environment as quickly as possible. If you need us, call (727) 934-5555 today. We are here for you.
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Our Team Is Your Best Option When Renovating Your Tarpon Springs Bathroom

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

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Bathroom Renovation In Tarpon Springs Homes

For Tarpon Springs homeowners, time can be just as damaging to their home as a flood; it simply takes longer. In some renovations, there may be no actual damage, but homeowners want to replace fixtures which are out of style and make other changes to improve the look and functionality of their bathroom or other parts of their home.

So why should you choose SERVPRO to perform the bathroom renovation in your Tarpon Springs home? The renovation is simply the final task that we perform after cleaning up the damage and debris after a disaster. Our goal after every restoration is to return a home to its condition before the damage happened.

Take tile as an example. With extensive damage after a flood or a plumbing leak, tile floors and showers in a bathroom often need replacement. The process to repair or replace tile is the same if the owner wants to put down new tile as part of a renovation with the first task being the removal of the old.

After removal, our specialists test the exposed flooring and walls for moisture content. If the areas test too high, personnel install a dehumidifier to draw moisture from the air and exposed wood, and an exhaust fan to draw damp air out of the bathroom, so the dehumidifier works more efficiently.

Once they complete drying the bathroom, SERVPRO specialists lay in the new floor and hang new drywall. They sand and prepare the surfaces for the adhesive used to apply new tile. Our personnel then lay each tile in place and carefully grout them for a waterproof surface.

If the homeowner wants to use tile sheets, specialists cut and apply each section for the most pleasing look. To ensure a smooth finish with no air pockets, they carefully use hand a tool pressure force out trapped air. If needed, they use an air mover to blow warm air over the surface, keeping the adhesive soft as until ready for it to harden.

When performing a bathroom renovation, work crews often discover previously unseen damage. For a company that can handle everything from installing new fixtures to performing unexpected demolition, call SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 today. We are here for you.

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Our Team At SERVPRO Can Make Sure Your Home Is Safe After A Flood Damage Disaster In East Lake

11/27/2018 (Permalink)

A flooded property presents many risks, which you can avoid by involving a professional.

Ways Professional Restoration Of Flood Damage In East Lake Improves Safety

When your East Lake property floods, you have to contend with the inconveniences of cleaning up and removing items from the structure. There are dangers too because flooding can interfere with the structural integrity of your house causing injuries if certain sections collapse. Perhaps the more common risk is exposure to contaminants and the risk of electric shock if the water submerges electrical outlets. With our professional restoration services, you can avoid these dangers because we anticipate them and bring the right protective gear.

Contaminants such as raw sewage and toxic chemicals are common during flood damage in East Lake. If the skin comes into contact with such contaminants, they might be absorbed into the body. Our SERVPRO technicians use chemical resistant gloves when working in such environments. We also demolish parts of the structure where restoration is not possible or when trying to expose moisture trapped in enclosed spaces. Heavy-duty gloves are necessary when handling these tasks.

Flooded properties present various challenges that might affect the sight or respiratory functions of the person doing the restoration. The contaminated water can splash and reach the eyes. Floodwaters might also emit awful smell depending on the level of contaminants present. Besides, mold is likely to grow in flooded properties and can cause irritation or even infection. Our SERVPRO technicians are equipped with safety glasses and splash goggles to protect their eyes. We also have respirators with different capabilities including HEPA filters and organic vapor filters.

It's not advisable to enter a flooded building because of the risk of electric shock. Our SERVPRO technicians check whether power is turned off, then use electric circuit testers for confirmation. We also have GFCI, ground fault circuit interrupters, which protect electrical equipment and tools. In case there is no power in the property, or we deem it risky to use we also carry mobile generators and self-powered water extractors.

A flooded property presents many risks, which you can avoid by involving a professional. Call SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 if your property floods. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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The Four Factors That Determine The Time It Takes To Dry Your East Lake Home After A Water Damage Incident

11/14/2018 (Permalink)

Before choosing an extraction method, we have to look at various factors.

Factors To Consider When Drying Your Water Damaged East Lake Home

Using varying water extraction techniques is necessary when we are restoring your water damaged structure. Before choosing an extraction method, we have to look at various factors. For instance, we have to determine whether the water has sediments, is from a white, gray, or black source. It means we have to inspect your East Lake property to come up with working solutions.

Four primary factors determine the time your East Lake property takes to dry during water damage restoration. The first factor is temperature. Usually, drying takes place faster when the temperature of the room is between 70° to 90°. At such a temperature, the air can hold more moisture enabling the surrounding surfaces to lose moisture. When the temperature of the area is too low, our SERVPRO technicians use portable heaters to increase it to the required standards. Our team installs Dehumidifiers to absorb the water vapors from the air to reduce the chances of secondary damage taking place.

To reduce the quantity of water we have to remove from the structure using Dehumidifiers, we perform a physical extraction. We have to use pumps and portable or truck-mounted extractors to remove liquid water from your property. The process of eliminating water that is in a liquid state is a little bit quicker when compared to removing it when it is in a gaseous state. Never think it is a waste of time when you see us spending much time using submersible pumps. During the extraction process, we are careful not to drip water on dry areas.

Air movement is crucial when we are drying your property. Wet surfaces usually have humid air that slows down the rate of evaporation. To speed up the drying process, our SERVPRO technicians properly position air movers in the room. These devices blow dry air onto wet surfaces and force the damp air out. For even distribution of dry air across the surfaces, we change the position of the air movers.

You can trust SERVPRO of Tarpon with your commercial or residential cleaning and restoration needs after experiencing a water damage incident. Our highly experienced technicians respond immediately and use advanced equipment to make it “Like it never even happened.” Call (727) 934-5555 to learn more.

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

11/8/2018 (Permalink)

Why Call SERVPRO of Tarpon for a Kitchen Remodel? Always Fair and Great Customer Satisfaction

Why SERVPRO? For Kitchen Renovators In Tarpon Springs

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

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Float in the Hotel Pool on Your Holiday, Not in a Flooded Room--SERVPRO

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

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

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

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

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Our Mold Damage Experts Can Restore Your Trinity Home

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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Restoring Your Office Building By Mitigating Flood Damage In Trinity

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

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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Why SERVPRO Should Be Your Partner When Fire Damages Your Trinity Hotel

6/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire damage in a hotel can be traced to a wide range of causes.

Fire Damage To Your Hotel

The hospitality industry in Trinity is an essential part of the economy. It is also a way to share our beautiful area with visitors from around the country and the world. When a disaster like fire threatens to destroy a business and ruin the hard-earned vacations of visitors we need to pull together as a team as we restore the damage. Our trained fire damage teams are ready to help.

Fire damage in a Trinity hotel can be traced to a wide range of causes. A guest might fall asleep while smoking or tip over an iron. Electrical systems can short out, or oily rags spontaneously ignite. The lint filters or vents in the central or guest laundry rooms clog with debris and smolder. Regardless of the reason for the fire, you need to manage the recovery in such a way that displaces the fewest number of guests and returns the entire facility to full function.

SERVPRO understands the unique needs of hospitality facilities like your hotel. Closing down completely to take care of the damage is costly and a strain on your staff as they work diligently to find other rooms for your customers. We coordinate with your management staff to create spaces within your hotel where business can continue as usual as we work in the wing where the fires occurred. Our response is scalable, meaning we can bring in additional technicians and equipment to increase our speed as we restore the harm.

Water removal is the first job, your sprinkler system limiting further damage when the fire blazed but adding a step to the recovery. Then an assessment confirms the extent of the damage and informs the plan made to clean, repair, and deodorize the property. We match the cleaning techniques tools, and products to the types of soot and smoke damage done. Our technicians train to IICRC best practices to ensure that the toxic and corrosive residues left after the fire are eliminated.

A concern after every fire, but more crucial when your customers spend a few days in your hotel, SERVPRO works hard to eradicate the smoky odor that lingers even after other mitigation completes. Our crews have access to the latest in odor neutralizing technology, including thermal foggers and hydroxyl generators that use chemical changes at the molecular level to eliminate smells.

SERVPRO of Tarpon is eager to help local business recover quickly from fire damage, so our community shows visitors our best. Call (727) 934-5555 round the clock for help with your hotel restoration needs.

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What To Expect From Professional Mold Damage Remediation In Trinity

6/8/2018 (Permalink)

We have the best technology and expertise to remediate the mold damage from your residential home.

SERVPRO Explains Trinity Mold Remediation Process Step By Step

When mold growth spins out of control in your Trinity home, you are wise to seek out a reliable professional solution. Unsightly, damaging to structural materials and contributing to irritation and allergic reaction in susceptible individuals, remediation of microbial infestations require adherence to a carefully developed protocol to manage effectively. We have the know-how, products, and equipment to help.

Mold damage in your Trinity residence is not just an ordinary annoyance. A casual treatment with a topical bleach formulation and a follow up with a coat of paint is not a permanent solution. Mold growth is a sign that water incursion is an issue in your home, as the millions of mold spores that we encounter each day both indoors and out ordinarily cause no problems. Only when they encounter a source of water, even dampness or higher than average humidity, do they begin their life cycle. Addressing the moisture is crucial, as mold returns despite the most ardent removal efforts if water continues to fuel the spores.

When SERVPRO remediation crews approach a mold damage scenario, we follow the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) procedures. The team develops a plan to contain the moldy areas during the removal process, followed by treatment with EPA registered antimicrobials to inhibit regrowth.

Physical barriers, personal protective gear for our technicians, and innovative equipment such as negative pressure air scrubbers all have a part in the plan. The affected area is draped and the air inside filtered and exhausted so that the moldy debris does not invade other areas of your home. SERVPRO employees use scrapers and gentle abrasives such as soda blasting to separate the mold colonies from surfaces. If the hyphae (root-like structures) of the mold compromises the integrity of porous structures or possessions, we may determine to remove it as well as the fungi. All moldy debris requires bagging and disposal in concurrence with local hazardous waste codes.

Remediation is incomplete until we identify the water source and make plans to eliminate it. Far from being merely a mold damage issue, fixing the moisture problems ensures the protection of structural components from the progressive deterioration water causes beyond mold involvement. Routine checks for leaks, spills, appliance malfunctions, and reducing excessive humidity levels are mold growth deterrents as well as necessary checks to assure the longevity of all spaces in your home.

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SERVPRO of Tarpon is a full-service restoration company, ready to help with both mold remediation and recovery from the water damage that is the source of mold growth, Call us day or night at (727) 934-5555 for a speedy inspection and practical solution to your mold and water woes.

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Using the SERVPRO ERP System to Better Handle Flood Damage to Hotels in Trinity

5/28/2018 (Permalink)

Taking a few minutes to fill out an ERP with SERVPRO can really help in times of emergency. Contact our technicians today.

SERVPRO Response Through the Emergency Ready Profile ERP Can Help Turn the Emergency Around Faster and More Efficiently

To better help hotels 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 establishments like hotels 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 can offer. More importantly, however, 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.

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

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can help not only restore your kitchen after a fire, but we can help to renovate it, leaving it better than its pre loss condition.

Let SERVPRO Help You Restore and Renovate Your Home after Fire Damage

Fire can strike a Tarpon Springs home, but that does not mean the owner has to return to the status quo. There is no need for a homeowner to walk into the same rooms as when he left them.

Restoring a home after fire damage is also a perfect opportunity to schedule a kitchen renovation in a Tarpon Springs home. SERVPRO 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 personnel 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.

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Remediation of a Hotel's Mold Damage in East Lake Protects and Restores

5/6/2018 (Permalink)

Finding mold in your hotel does not need to cause widespread panic. Contact SERVPRO for remediation and restoration services.

SERVPRO's Quick Actions can Keep Your Hotel's Doors From Closing For a Long Period of Time

Microbes can grow out of control in even the cleanest environments. This includes East Lake's better hotels simply because microbial requirements include moisture instead of filthy conditions. 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.
Because the area offers many amenities to tourists, remediation of mold damage in East Lake local businesses before it can grow becomes crucially important. Timely remediation and preventative measures provide long-lasting protection from additional damage. SERVPRO 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 hotel of not only any excessive mold and any related damage but also the often-pervasive odors that accompany microbial infestations. To accomplish this, SERVPRO 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, and in a much quicker manner.
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 hotel's interior environment, our professional technicians can remediate the situation rapidly. We also serve the business communities surrounding Innisbrook and Trinity.

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Flood Damage In Your Tarpon Home From Spring Rains

4/10/2018 (Permalink)

When any flood damage has affected your Tarpon home, it is a situation that you should handle right away.

Flood Damage In Your Home From Spring Rains

Spring in Tarpon brings the promise of warmer temperatures and longer days, but it also brings a variety of conditions like heavy rains and severe weather. Spring rains can bring several inches of water in only a few hours, or they can stall out over an area for days. Heavy rains like these can create flooding in the area from the ground becoming oversaturated, causing rivers to overflow their levees or banks, 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 staff are 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 staff 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 alert us to your need for help.

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Get Professional Fire Damage Restoration Services for Your Tarpon Springs Area Home

3/21/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO works together with your insurance company to guarantee the best results for your fire damaged home.

SERVPRO Works with Your Insurance Company to Make the Restoration Process Easier

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.

Emergency damage restoration and mitigation companies, like SERVPRO, 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. Contacting a local restoration company 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 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 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. 

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. (727) 934-5555

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Commercial and Residential Building Services In Tarpon Needing Help

3/8/2018 (Permalink)

Tarpon Area Businesses and Homes Ask SERVPRO for Building Services Like Board-Ups , Cleanup, and Restoration

SERVPRO Can Provide Cleanup, Restoration, and Reconstruction to Secure Properties After Major Structural Damaging Events

After a disaster, Tarpon home and business owners often do not know where to begin when it comes to cleaning up and making repairs. It can be a frustrating task without a professional cleanup and restoration company to help.
SERVPRO offers an extensive list of building services for Tarpon commercial and residential customers. Many of them are apparent, like boarding up broken windows, but we also take care of tasks that many people do not realize they need until after the fire or flood has already been through their structure, damaging their property.
Temporary fencing, warehouse space, and moving out are three of the immediate "I never thought of that!" problems we can help take care of after a disaster, from fire or flood. When a structure is declared unsafe to operate out of, our crews can install a temporary fence in less than a day, usually. If it is a business, and it is safe to enter and remove property, we can help proprietors move their inventory to storage on our facility or assist in finding temporary storage elsewhere. There, we can salvage inventory and other valuables.
Portable power is another example. Even after a major disaster, most residents in our area expect the power back on by the time it gets dark; this rarely happens. For private homes, this is not usually a problem for a day or two unless one of the residents has a medical need requiring uninterrupted power. We can trailer in a generator that handles all power requirements to include medical support, refrigeration, and to run our equipment. Depending on the incident, portable generators always available on our Green Fleet may fill the bill.
For businesses, power means lights, security, and being able to operate basic equipment. SERVPRO technicians can set-up larger generators for medium-sized businesses like a corner market so the owner can support his neighborhood to include fresh milk, eggs, and other foodstuffs. We use these same generators to help city offices to help residents with finding temporary housing and other services.
We can also support larger structures like shelters and clinics with generator trucks. These large-scale generators can provide power for up to 24 hours without service. Thanks to their design, our support teams can safely refuel them without shutting down the power. From small remodeling and reconstruction to large-loss natural disasters, SERVPRO technicians and mechanics can help.
Those are just a few of the building services that SERVPRO of Tarpon offers to help start the recovery and restoration process. If you need us or have questions about what else we can do for you, call today at (727) 934-5555. We are here for you.

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Keeping Your Hotel in Business Amidst Flood Damage in Innisbrook

2/28/2018 (Permalink)

Your guests expect a dry, great smelling room where they can rest during their stay. Contact SERVPRO should your hotel suffer a flooding event.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Equipped to Thoroughly Dry Out Your Flooded Hotel

The hospitality industry helps other tourist-related businesses in Innisbrook thrive. Without them, patrons would need to seek accommodations elsewhere, leaving our area with less income and a weakened financial base.
A hotel manager faced with flood damage in Innisbrook must act quickly. Calling an expert and reliable company can mean the difference between ongoing problems or restoring the hotel "Like it never even happened." We can help you prevent the first, and achieve the second.
Because flooding affects residences just as it does businesses, many residents seek to find shelter for themselves and their families in nearby hotels. While lower floors might remain unavailable for a while, rooms and suites located on higher levels can often still function as they should.
While guests, both local and tourist in nature, expect a quiet stay, most understand that flooding creates the need for some equipment that might become overly noisy or otherwise disturbing. We can help minimize any difficulties our equipment works if your staff informs us of such situations. However, we do work as quickly as possible to minimize both your restoration costs and the amount of time we need to remain at your hotel.
Removing carpeting and its underlying padding helps remove many of the pathogens that can cause problems. After we dry the flooring underneath, we check for weakened areas in the flooring, as applicable. Removing waterlogged wallboards and other affected materials may seem messy, but we always clean up after our work. This helps remove any hazards that curious guests might encounter.
The sooner we can help you reopen flood-affected rooms and common areas, the sooner your business can continue without interruption. Our technicians ensure that not only do we restore regular moisture and humidity conditions, but also acceptable sanitary levels, as expected by your valued guests.
SERVPRO of Tarpon can help your hotel recover from flood damage and other disasters. We proudly serve the local area, including Trinity, East Lake, and Beacon Square. Call our 24-hour service for your restoration needs at (727) 934-5555.

Fire Damage from an Electrical Short in Your Holiday Home

1/25/2018 (Permalink)

An electrical short circuit can happen when a nail is hammered through a wire which can create sparks that catch fire to nearby combustible materials.

Call on SERVPRO as Soon as the Fire is Out

An electrical short circuit in your Holiday 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 Holiday home as any other type of fire. If you have experienced a fire like this, you want to contact us at SERVPRO 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 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.

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Using SERVPRO ERP To Get Faster Water Removal From A Trinity Hotel

12/21/2017 (Permalink)

Most owners and managers of hotels in Trinity are familiar with water removal from their rooms and facilities.

Use SERVPRO's ERP To Get Faster Water Removal

Most owners and managers of hotels in Trinity are familiar with water removal from their rooms and 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. 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 Trinity 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 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.

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Reliable Mold Remediation Services In Trinity

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Spores Develop into Growths Needing Remediation in Tarpon

SERVPRO Provides Professional Cleanup of Mold Spores and Debris for Your Property

As a resident of Trinity, reliable mold remediation services are something that you may need at a given time. Apart from being unsightly, mold can also cause health effects and should be dealt with immediately. Although you can try to control mold, you may miss to identify its source and lack knowledge and equipment for remediation.

Moisture is the primary driving force behind mold growth. If you are experiencing some leakages in your home, then you are in danger of being affected by mold. Our SERVPRO technicians in Trinity are trained in various mold remediation process and have appropriate tools to help you out.

Our SERVPRO technicians start by containing the mold to prevent it from spreading to the other areas. They do this by not allowing air to flow and spread mold spores. In some cases, we may install plastic sheeting to act as containment barriers. Negative pressure devices also limit migration of spores to unaffected regions of the structure.

After discovering the source, our SERVPRO team starts on removing the mold contamination. The technicians get rid of any porous material in your home that is grossly affected by mold. For the non-porous materials, our technicians take their time to thoroughly clean and scrape off the mold. Our technicians use HEPA filtered vacuuming to suction spores and mold debris from non-porous materials such as glass, counter tops, and plastics.

SERVPRO technicians also clean the dust and the invisible settled spores which are always present in a remediation service. Once again our technicians apply both HEPA vacuuming and damp wiping. Since debris from the scraping that escaped from the initial vacuuming usually settle downwards, our technicians clean the surfaces starting from the top part of the structure and move downwards.

SERVPRO of Tarpon is a reliable and proven leader in mold, fire, storm and water damage restoration. We understand your needs, and you can reach us by calling (727) 934-555 at any time of the day to learn more about our services.

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Trusted Fire Damage Restoration Services for Residents of Trinity

11/24/2017 (Permalink)

SERVPRO professionals have the experience and equipment to thoroughly remove fire damage from your home.

Rely on Professionally Trained SERVPRO Technicians to Restore Your Home after a Fire

Experiencing a fire damage disaster is very devastating, and it is normal for panic to set in. If you are a resident of Trinity, it is important to stay calm and let qualified professionals restore your property. These experts understand the various levels of damage that result from a fire disaster.

There are different essential fire damage restoration services that certified companies like SERVPRO offer in Trinity. Immediately after a fire incident is reported to SERVPRO, we plan on offering mitigation services. At this time, we work towards protecting your property from further damage by securing it. For instance, administering emergency drying to structures that are wet to restrict secondary water damage. Providing a temporary electricity source to your property is also one of the mitigation services that we perform.

During a fire incident, burning components release smoke residues and odors. Deodorizing the odors and cleaning the waste is necessary and as a result, our restoration technicians advise you as a property owner on what can be cleaned and what is not possible to clean. That is how we come up with a list of the things to replace or repair after the disaster.

When it comes to cleaning smoke residues of your property, it is worth noting that some contents require packaging and then, later on, moved to another area for cleaning. This usually takes place when our technicians access the job site and find it not suitable for on-site cleaning. Some contents like electronics may require specialty restoration services that demand special attention.

Another advantage of working with our certified restorers from SERVPRO is that we are able to identify contents that cannot be restored to their earlier state. When such a situation arises, recommending professional reconstruction services is necessary. It is a job that demands additional skills and the use of specialized tools.

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

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Be Ready For Flood Damage In Tarpon Springs Hotel

10/17/2017 (Permalink)

You can set up your ERP profile on your mobile device and when disaster strikes we are just a click away.

Flood Damage Prep

When flood waters intrude into any hotel, a plan of action should be in place far ahead of time. Speed is critical in these situations as managers and staff in the hotel struggle to protect the structure and contents as well as attending to the needs of the guests. Consider working with a restoration company that offers a pre-disaster plan individualized for your business to avoid chaos when you experience flooding.

Severe weather, plumbing fails, or accidents all can cause hotel flooding in Tarpon Springs. Regardless of the source of the water flowing through guest rooms and common areas, the best result for your hotel requires a partnership between our trained teams of restoration experts and your staff. Evacuating several inches to several feet of water requires professional water removal services, followed by experienced water damage remediation efforts.

SERVPRO offers commercial clients our Emergency Ready Plan (ERP), including your opportunity to explain to the team we assign you the priorities of your business through your personalized Emergency Ready Profile. When we arrive at your hotel, we need to know where to locate utility shutoffs and the blueprint of your facility. Your ERP and Profile give us that information before we even walk in the door. Our response is faster and more informed.

As we assess the flood waters for depth, location, and contamination we already know what areas of your hotel you would like prioritized for initial water removal and cleanup. We get the pumps and extractors operating, using our SERVPRO vehicle’s on-board power sources if yours is compromised. Gray and black water are common during a flooding event, so if we encounter it, we contain and dispose of it properly, according to local rules.

High-efficiency extractors pull water out of carpets, with minimal harm as our team is fully trained. Air movers and dehumidifiers add to our flood damage remediation arsenal. If essential business documents and equipment risk water damage, you have already alerted us to their importance, and we pack up and stage these items in a safe place for review of harm and a determination of any special drying or cleaning services indicated. SERVPRO consults with you, or the staff you designate in the ERP, at every step of the process, and keeps your insurance carrier in the informational loop, too.

Plan sensibly for disaster with an ERP and Profile in partnership with SERVPRO of Tarpon. Give us a call at (727) 934-5555 to develop the proactive paperwork at your convenience.

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Sporting Goods Outlets Risk Loss from Commercial Water Damage in Trinity

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

Water can cause stress but SERVPRO will be there to clean up the mess.

Is A Water Damage Incident Causing Your Trinity Business Stress?

Sporting goods come in many different material types. These materials can range from hard and flexible plastics, rubber, and foam to fabrics, leather, and metal pieces. Students on sports teams in the Trinity area need uniforms and protective gear that fit correctly so that the maximum protection is afforded to these young athletes while playing opponents and practicing for tournaments.

Sporting goods retailers in Trinity should be aware that commercial water damage affects not only inventory but also the indoor environment. Hurricane-related weather can spell big trouble for any inventory. Prolonged elevations in moisture levels can also increase the amount of energy expended by dehumidifiers and central air systems. Even when the majority of a hurricane misses an area, related-weather can form stronger storms that can douse stores horrendously.

The technicians at SERVPRO know how to quickly restore overall humidity levels to normal after removal of all excess water. Boarding up to protect stores and shops from hurricane-related weather works well at keeping water from entering, but can later prevent humidity from escaping after the storms have passed. Until the windows and doors reopen, water damage occurs quickly.

Secondary damage, including microbial growth, flourishes more easily in dark, enclosed environments saturated with moisture. However, returning quickly during the period immediately after a hurricane or hurricane-related storm might not happen according to plans made before the event. Because we hold certificates in Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Commercial Drying (CDS) from the IICRC, we know which methods work the best in undoing the damage that water can cause. Additionally, our Odor Control (OCT) and Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT) technicians can make your retail location look and smell “Like it never even happened” inside and out, helping you reopen your doors, completely ready for business.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

The friendly professionals at SERVPRO of Tarpon can help your business regain its vitality and stay in business after earth-shattering events such as the latest hurricanes and related storms. No job is too large for our team as we always can rely on our national network to assist us whenever needed. Call us at (727) 934-5555 any hour, any day of the year, to start the process of reclaiming your property from water damage.

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Mitigation Process Of A Hotel's Water Damage In Tarpon Springs

8/24/2017 (Permalink)

Water can cause major damage to your hotel.

Mitigation Process

Hotels provide for virtually every one of a guest's needs, but the necessities of life include water – for drinking, bathing, cooking, and washing, for example. Each hotel room has its own water supply to satisfy guests' needs, complete with bathroom fixtures.

The hotels in Tarpon Springs can be a source of water damage when fixtures in the bathroom overflow onto the floor after being left unattended or one of the pipes breaks. In either of these disastrous events, gallons of water can inundate a room, spreading out and down, resulting in damaged walls, ceilings, floors, and furnishings.

Leaks on higher floors can cause widespread damage that affects other guests. The effect of this and similar problematic situations can seriously impede the ability of your staff to satisfy all guests' needs, including those booked in unaffected areas of your hotel. SERVPRO's technicians, certified by the IICRC in Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and Water Damage Restoration (WRT), are well-suited to handle the work required in such widespread disasters. Their past work involved large scale endeavors providing them with experience in working as a team in the same vicinity as the customers' employees and patrons.

The equipment that arrives in our Green Fleet alongside out technicians at each job gives us information on the severity and scope of the water involved. Knowing where the water traveled to allows us to start extracting all liquid. When we have finished with the extraction of water, we begin to remove moisture and humidity.

Removal of moisture with the use of smaller extraction devices, while eliminating humidity from the air utilizing commercial-grade dehumidifiers. Carpets, padding, underlay, as well as walls and ceilings, can be dried out sufficiently with the use of heaters and air blowers, with dehumidifiers readily suctioning off the evaporated water. When needed, heated units that raise the temperature to increase the rate that liquid water releases into the air.

SERVPRO of Tarpon's technicians take it very seriously when an emergency involves water damage. Our local businesses can continue strengthening our community only as long as they are vital and vibrant, and capable of conducting normal business operations. Call us at (727) 934-5555, for all disasters, large and small, to keep your hotel running smoothly.

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The Emergency READY Profile (ERP) App is a Must

9/21/2016 (Permalink)

The ERP from SERVPRO Can Help Protect Your Home or Business in Tarpon

SERVPRO Provides This App for Instant Contact During Emergencies

It is estimated that 50 percent of businesses that suffer extensive fire & smoke or water damage never recover. Don't become part of this statistic. Insurance policies, whether from a natural disaster, employee mishap, structural or equipment failure, may cover the damage, but how about goodwill, customer service, and loss of revenue? Interruption insurance may fill in the gaps, but no policy helps you to be proactive and either avert or be prepared for a calamity.

This is where your local SERVPRO franchise can help. The Department of Homeland Security has designated September as "National Preparedness Month" (NPM), and we want to do our part. Not all commercial accidents can be prevented, so at least be prepared. Whenever a blazing fire causes fire damage or rising groundwater results in flooding, prompt arrival of your local first responders is a key to mitigating losses. We have developed a software program which is a mobile app called the SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile (ERP.) This no-cost program is offered to all Tarpon residential and commercial property owners. We proudly serve our local communities and invite you to click here to gather information about this great benefit.

Whenever an office, a big box store, small boutique, a fabricating plant or a rental apartment building are victimized by a catastrophe, a rapid response by the fire and police departments and the EMS can stem the gravity of the loss of property and life. Plan ahead and request a SERVPRO rep to visit your place of business and with you do a comprehensive assessment of your layout. This service we provide to companies that designate SERVPRO of Tarpon as their disaster mitigation and restoration provider. We can indicate all vital points to address for shutting down utilities, evacuating staff, and other emergency priorities. By inputting all contact information, even facility blueprints, into this mobile program, you and your assigned team members, can readily make those first urgent calls to expedite assistance. We will visit your place of business annually to update any information.

This ERP program makes sense, is flexible in its usage and benefits, and can even be synced to other business connections like your computers, tablets, and smartphones. In times of stress, this app will help alleviate pressure and panic and provide you with a fast means of contacting the first responders and SERVPRO of Tarpon to mitigate losses. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster and are just a mobile app phone call away at (727) 934-5555.


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