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Act Today If You Suspect Mold In Your Tarpon Business

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

Mold Is Shown Close Up 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

3/13/2019 (Permalink)

Our crew will eliminate mold colonies in your hotel so guests feel safe. We are available 24/7 so call us right away so we can started.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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