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Tarpon Businesses Face Water Damage After a Fire

6/13/2022 (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 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.

Commercial Disaster Response in Tarpon

6/3/2022 (Permalink)

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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 of Tarpon technicians and mechanics can help.

Reliable Professional Services


 
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.

Mold Could Be Costing Your Tarpon Business Time and Money

5/31/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tarpon has the training and expertise to respond promptly with highly trained technicians to get your property back to business.

Tarpon Water Damage Could Result in Mold in Your Business


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


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

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

Trained Technicians

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Commercial Fires in Tarpon and Professional Restoration

2/18/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555 is ready to respond to your commercial property damage.


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.

Trained Technicians

SERVPRO of Tarpon technicians 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 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. 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.

Businesses Around the Country Consider Hybrid Work, What You Should Consider Before Using A Commercial Space Again

11/30/2021 (Permalink)

Questions about commercial restoration, call SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.


Since March of 2020 many businesses had to drastically change the way they operate. Now as we experience a large shift to a hybrid model, some time working from home and sometime in the workplace, is your commercial space ready?

If you are expecting employees to return full time can your commercial space handle the demands?
When managing commercial space there are several considerations, accessibility, safety and things like plumbing. Leaks in your building can be a serious problem, and if these problems are not resolved quickly, they can lead to some significant damage and costs.

Do you have an inspection plan before returning in greater numbers to your commercial space? Water can cause significant damage to your building and issues with rotting materials and mold.

SERVPRO of Tarpon has a well-trained professional team to help if you discover issues in your commercial space. Untreated mold can spread and cause a variety of issues.
Roof and chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth. Mold growth can occur in any home or business, so it’s important to be aware of situations that might promote mold activity.


SERVPRO of Tarpon is ready to help. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Since we are locally owned and operated, we are able to respond quickly, with the right resources. SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.

Mold Challenges In your Tarpon Business

9/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tarpon for mold remediation in your business. Call us at (727) 934-5555 if you suspect mold in your commercial property

Mold growth in a humid environment 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 hotel managers have additional mold damage challenges due to the nature of the services they extend to travelers. Because every guest room contains at least one bathroom, perhaps a wet-bar, and a mini fridge and HVAC system, the potential for mold growth and damage is everywhere.

When guests check into your hotel, they expect a clean and sanitary experience in their room and common areas. If mold and mildew are present a quick and effective solution is needed before customers demand refunds or take their business elsewhere. We offer the hospitality industry in Tarpon Springs reliable services to respond to mold damage issues.

Mold can spread quickly through a property if left untreated. SERVPRO of Tarpon can respond quickly, working to first contain the infestation to help prevent its spread to other parts of the building. Next, we will begin the remediation process, working safely and effectively to manage the situation.

We have the training, experience, and equipment to contain the mold infestation and remediate it to preloss condition. Learn more about SERVPRO of Tarpon training and certifications.


Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
Water Damage Restoration Technician
Applied Structural Drying Technician
Odor Control Technician
Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician



Many hotel owners and managers are hoping the in-house housekeeping services can keep mold growth from becoming a problem. Unfortunately they usually use a bleach solution, this rarely eradicates the mold. It merely lightens the tell-tale mold staining for a time.

SERVPRO mold remediation professionals take a different tact, containing, removing, and disposing of the mold, and any porous material infiltrated by the hyphae or root-like structures that extend from the moistened spore. We then sanitize the area with effective antimicrobials. Every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. If you suspect your property has a mold problem, call SERVPRO of Tarpon, who will respond quickly and work fast to manage the situation.

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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 business. Call us at (727) 934-5555 to schedule a consultation.

Commercial Restoration Can Be Tricky, Especially In A Hotel

6/13/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tarpon understands the unique needs of hospitality facilities

The hospitality industry is an essential part of the local 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 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 of Tarpon 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.


Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

About SERVPRO of Tarpon


SERVPRO of Tarpon specializes in the cleanup and restoration of commercial and residential property after a water damage event.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration. 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 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.

If You Suspect Mold, SERVPRO of Tarpon Is Ready To Help

6/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO works with you to arrange for the elimination of the moist conditions causing the mold risk.

Guests of hotels and restaurants are not interested in viewing or smelling mold when on a long-anticipated vacation. Mold growth can be tricky to locate but can be detected because of a musty smell and dark staining. Standard cleaning methods are no match for mold growth and can make matters worse. Call the experts for mold remediation, SERVPRO of Tarpon.

Mold damage is a constant worry for businesses. 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 of Tarpon 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 technicians 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 of tarpon 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 you 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.

Water Damage Can Be A Serious Issue In Tarpon Hotels

3/2/2021 (Permalink)

Keeping Hotel Guests Happy Lead To Better Reviews. If You Have Damage Call Us Right Away (727) 934-5555

If you own or manage commercial properties you know that water damage can be a significant issue. Hotels experience many of the same water damage issues that other commercial properties face. The added layer for the hotel owner or manager is they have to try and remain open and take care of guests. Low water pressure or flooded hallways are not going to lead to good reviews.

When You Need Help With Damage To Tarpon Commercial Property


SERVPRO of Tarpon teams are always on standby to respond Faster To Any Size Disaster, 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.


Flooding and water damage events on Tarpon commercial properties are often complex with numerous issues that require a knowledgeable and flexible response. Whether we’re dealing with a relatively small water cleanup scenario or a large scale event, we work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area. In many instances, normal operations can continue in a temporary space while we restore your facility.

Restoring Commercial Properties Presents Unique Challenges


Our professionals are trained to be mindful of legal and environmental concerns and strive to fully restore the damaged area while working within your budgetary constraints. We understand that every hour spent cleaning up is an hour of lost revenue and productivity. So when an emergency situation arises in your business, give us a call and we’ll be there fast with the help you need.

SERVPRO of Tarpon

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 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.

Restoring Your Business After Water Damage

1/4/2021 (Permalink)

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

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

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



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



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



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



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

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

10/14/2020 (Permalink)

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

Emergency Ready Profile

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

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

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

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

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

Flood Damage Preparations In Tarpon Springs

7/16/2020 (Permalink)

My Tarpon Business Is Flooded


Flooding is a big concern for people that own or manage commercial business. Severe weather, plumbing fails, or accidents all can cause hotel flooding in Tarpon Springs. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, everywhere in the United States is at some risk for flooding, so it is important that you understand your risk, develop preparedness and mitigation plans, and take action.


Taking action and preparing now will not only increase the safety of employees and customers, but it will help you remain in business after a disaster like flooding. Maintaining business continuity is extremely important, and when you are able continue operations after a disaster, you will improve your community’s ability to recover as well.


There is a good resource that was developed to help you evaluate how prepared your commercial site is in case of a flood.

Business Flooding Toolkit


One thing you can do right away is to make sure you know who to call if flooding occurs. Consider working with a restoration company that offers a pre-disaster plan individualized for your business to avoid chaos when you experience flooding.

SERVPRO of Tarpon has trained, certified technicians that are ready to help (727) 934-5555.

Emergency Ready Plan

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 business, 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.


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.

Act Today If You Suspect Mold In Your Tarpon Business

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

Contact SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 for expert mold remediation help, commercial or residential.

Mold can ruin a Tarpon business. If you suspect mold act today. SERVPRO of Tarpon specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business. 

Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely. Our certified mold remediation technicians work with you to deal with current infestations and a plan to minimize future outbreaks.
 
Mold spores are always airborne and on surfaces in any business, but the persistently high humidity in this area of Florida can provide the moisture mold spores need to develop into mature and multiplying colonies.

We train our mold remediation technicians not only to remove a current mold outbreak but also to work ceaselessly to find the source or sources of moisture that contribute to your mold problem and eradicate them.
 
SERVPRO of Tarpon uses the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol as the backbone of a total mold remediation and limitation design for our customers. Our technicians contain the current colony with physical barriers and frequently add filtering equipment like our negative pressure air scrubbers to keep the mold particles from spreading.

The containment techniques also keep your staff and guests safe from the vast quantities of spores disturbed during an abatement. Mold or the mycotoxins can cause health effects in some individuals.
 
Once the mold colony is removed and bagged for off-site and legal disposal, our technicians treat the affected area with effective antimicrobials and clean the area with HEPA filter equipped vacuums or wet mops.

The SERVPRO crew then consults with you to reduce humidity in the room or suite to lower than 50 percent using dehumidifiers and air conditioners. We also inspect closely for other water incursions -- tiny leaks, condensation from a plugged AC drain, rain blown in an open window, or any of dozens of other ways water makes its way into your guest rooms and then feeds the ubiquitous mold spores.
 
Managing moisture is the key to minimizing mold growth. 


Contact SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 for expert mold remediation help, commercial or residential.

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.

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

10/18/2019 (Permalink)

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.

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.

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.

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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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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