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SERVPRO of Tarpon Can Help You with Restoration and Rebuilding

4/29/2022 (Permalink)

Restoring a home after fire damage is also a perfect opportunity to schedule a kitchen renovation.

The Team That Can Help You Rebuild in Tarpon

Restoring a home after fire damage is also a perfect opportunity to schedule a kitchen renovation. SERVPRO of Tarpon restoration teams can work with homeowners to replace damaged appliances with the latest model or help rebuild and redesign a kitchen from the floor up.

In addition to handling water, storm and fire damage, our technicians are trained to replace walls, paint, install tile, and much more.

SERVPRO technicians can move and reset a kitchen island to a new position in the kitchen. They can also replace a damaged countertop with a new one and reface kitchen cabinets just as easily. Once the new cabinets and countertops are in place, the team leader then installs the new tile around them to match the color and design of the new appliances.

If there are no load-bearing walls involved, our restoration teams can enlarge a kitchen. They start the process by tearing the drywall off the frame and dispose of it. Even if the panels are not fire damaged, they are fragile, and it is cheaper to replace them than to spend the extra labor hours attempting to remove them for reuse.

Next, the teams detach the wall framing from the floor and ceiling. If there are load-bearing walls, or other support beams and structures involved, our team leader recommends the homeowner bring in a general contractor. Once our specialists install the new framing, they hang drywall on it and then either paint or attach paneling to meet the owner’s demands.

Finally, our teams install the new floors to finish off the look of the renovated kitchen. Each of our technicians on this task is thoroughly trained to lay on the new floor to prevent air pockets and lumps in the adhesive we use to attach it to the concrete floor.

A fire can leave any homeowner at a loss for direction. The goal of SERVPRO of Tarpon is to help every homeowner return to a safe, clean home that is hopefully better than it was before the disaster. Call us today at (727) 934-5555 to find out what we can do for you.

Fire Prevention and Restoration in Tarpon

4/25/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke detectors should be installed on every floor of your home and close to any bedrooms.

Residential fires are not something most people really think about on a daily basis. Consider that in just two short minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, an entire home can be engulfed in flames. Staying safe from fires at home begins with you.

Fire prevention begins with properly installing smoke detectors throughout your home. Smoke detectors should be installed on every floor of your home and close to any bedrooms. To make sure that the detectors are in working order, you should test them once a month. Batteries in smoke detectors should be replaced once a year. 3 out of 5 deaths as a result of home fires occur in homes that do not have working smoke alarms installed.

Once you've got the smoke detectors installed, it's time to make sure that you have fire extinguishers readily available throughout your residence. These will come in handy should you experience a small fire.

Developing a plan for escape in advance will save you time which is critical during a fire.

What about after a fire occurs?

After any fire damage situation, your primary focus should be safety first:

Is it safe to stay in the house?

Electrical and "slip and fall" hazards are some of the most prevalent concerns.

Only do activities that are safe for you to perform.

Wet materials can be very heavy. 

Cleaning and attempting to restore your home requires professional knowledge, equipment, and products. Past results demonstrate that DIY efforts fall short, result in greater personal losses, extend repair time and increase expenses.

SERVPRO of Tarpon is ready to help 24 hours a day. Trained, experienced specialists are available to restore your home or business. 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.

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 standards take years to develop and require the coordination of experts in the field: manufacturers, industry organizations, insurance professionals, training schools, contractors, and public health professionals.

If you have fire damage call SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.

What Would You Guess Is the Single Most Common Disaster in The US?

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

If you were asked to name the most common disaster across the nation, what would you guess?

The American Red Cross has the answer, and most of you probably didn't get it. Eighty percent of Americans don’t realize that home fires are the single most common disaster across the nation.

That's right, house fires. Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Two out of three cooking fires start with the range or stove, this is according to the National Fire Protection Association.

Escaping a house fire is no guessing game. Does your family have a plan? Only 26 percent of families have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.

Here are a few tips to help you and your family develop a two-minute escape plan.

If a fire starts, you may have less than two minutes to get to safety. Time your fire drills and find out, what’s your escape time?

Smoke is dangerous. Get low and go!

Everyone in your household should know two
ways to escape from each room in your home.

Get out and stay out. Never go back inside for
people, pets or things.

Decide where to meet once you get outside.

If you do experience a house fire, it's going to have a remediation plan after the first responders have done their job.

SERVPRO of Tarpon specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event.
SERVPRO of Tarpon is the team to call (727) 934-5555. Our experts have the knowledge and the training to restore your home after a fire.

Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration, and we are an IICRC Certified Firm. We believe in continuous training: 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.

We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. Each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.

If you have questions about fire damage or any aspect of restoration, call SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.

Leading Causes Of Fires In The Home

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

If you do have fire damage call the experts at SERVPRO of Tarpon.

Fires started by smoking materials have been the leading cause or one of the leading causes of home fire fatalities for decades. This was still true for the 2015–2019 period, during which an estimated average of 16,300 such fires caused an average of 600 deaths; 1,030 injuries; and $511 million in direct property damage annually. This is according to research presented by The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

The (NFPA) report indicates heating equipment was the second leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries and the third leading cause of home fire deaths and direct property damage from 2015 to 2019.

An average of 45,800 such fires caused 480 deaths; 1,350 injuries; and $1.0 billion in direct property damage per year.

Heating equipment was the leading cause of fire deaths in one- or two-family homes. Although space heaters, including portable heaters and those that are permanently installed, were involved in only 4 percent of the total home fires.

There's never a good time to have to face fire damage in your home or business. If you do have fire damage call the experts at SERVPRO of Tarpon.

The SERVPRO of Tarpon team specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration and we are an IICRC Certified Firm.

SERVPRO of Tarpon provides 24-hour emergency service and is dedicated to being faster to any-sized disaster.

Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, or Soot Damage?
Call Us Today (727) 934-5555

If You Had A Fire In Your Home, How Long Would It Take You To Escape?

8/25/2021 (Permalink)

If you have questions about fire damage or restoration give us a call SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555.

Smoke detectors in your home and business are important. According to the National Fire Protection Association, occupants have less than three minutes to escape a fire.

Without early warning, that's not a lot of time.

The NFPA provides the following tips regarding smoke detectors:

Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.

A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement. Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound.

Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.
It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds they all sound.

Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.

Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions, yet mitigate false alarms.

A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from the stove.

People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.

Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

Smoke alarms are an important part of a home fire escape plan.

SERVPRO of Tarpon specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

If you have questions about fire damage or restoration give us a call SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555.

Preventing Fires In Tarpon Springs

8/10/2021 (Permalink)

An accumulation of lint can lead to a dangerous situation.

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

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

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

CLEAN THE LINT FILTER AFTER EVERY LOAD- not only will this help prevent a fire, but your clothes will dry faster.

REPLACE ACCORDION-STYLE DUCTS-If you see a plastic or foil accordion-style duct connecting your appliance to the vent, it’s a good idea to replace it with a rigid metal duct that won't sag and collect lint.

CLEAN THE DRYER DUCT ANNUALLY- (at least)-Disconnect the duct from the dryer, and vacuum both the dryer and the duct—as much as you can access, then reassemble, return dryer to original spot and reconnect power.

HANDLE CHEMICAL STAINS WITH CARE-Clothes stained with gas, cooking oil, cleaning agents, or other flammable chemicals or substances need special care. It's recommended to wash such stained clothing more than once to minimize volatile chemicals, then hang to dry. If you must use a dryer, use the lowest heat setting and a drying cycle that concludes with a cool-down period.

IMPORTANT: In the event that a fire does start, keep the dryer door closed to limit its oxygen supply—a fire needs oxygen to keep it going.
Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions. We have the equipment, expertise, and experience to restore your fire and smoke damage. We will also treat your family with empathy and respect and your property with care.

Have Questions about Fire, Smoke, SERVPRO of Tarpon or Soot Damage?

Call Us Today (727) 934-5555

Cleaning Up Fire Damage Is About Making Good Decisions

4/30/2021 (Permalink)

Smoke and Soot Damage Can Cause a Pervasive Odor in Your Tarpon Home.

House Fire Damage, SERVPRO of Tarpon Is Ready To Help

After you have had a fire in your home, there are several steps SERVPRO of Tarpon can take to restore your investment. When we first arrive at your residence after an emergency call, we begin inspecting your entire property for damage. During the first contact with you, we figure out the severity of the damage. We will provide an initial work scope and estimate for you and your insurance adjuster.

During the initial inspection, our SERVPRO of Tarpon estimators will determine which items can be saved. We have to determine how much the items will cost to replace and how expensive it will be to repair. If the costs involved in cleaning or refinishing the item are cheaper than paying to replace it, we mark it on the estimate as something we can save. If repairing the building materials or contents is more expensive than replacing it, then we remove the items.

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

Resurfacing items inside your home is more expensive than cleaning, and it takes more time. Resurfacing can include the refinishing of wood furniture, the re-upholstering of furniture, and possibly the painting of walls and ceilings.

Replacing is the most expensive option and only gets used when the other two methods are either not feasible or not cost-effective. If you have fire damage in your home, call SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555.

SERVPRO of Tarpon provides 24 hour fire and water damage restoration service.

SERVPRO of Tarpon specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or water damage event. Our staff is highly trained in property damage restoration.

Restoration After A Fire Will Likely Require Trained, Experienced, Professional Response

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

The SERVPRO of Tarpon team has training in all aspects of fire restoration, if you have fire damage call us today (727) 934-5555.

While there might be many disasters that could potentially threaten your home over the years, there might only be a handful of circumstances that require professional expertise.

With a situation like a fire in your house, the varied and widespread effects of this situation can lead you to quickly determine that professional restoration is the most efficient approach to returning your home to its original state.

A Team Trained In Property Damage Restoration

SERVPRO of Tarpon specializes in the cleanup and restoration of residential and commercial property after a fire, smoke or 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.

Once the first responders have extinguished the flames in your house, you can get your first look at the fire damages that affect your property. From the immediate considerations like the structural concerns to the secondary effects like the harsh odor throughout the house, our SERVPRO of Tarpon professionals have the equipment and the expertise to restore it. Your insurance company might require the use of professional restoration to ensure that the repairs and restoration are done correctly.

From the moment that our experienced technicians arrive at your home following the extinguishing, we too get our first look at the scope of the damage. We can determine at this point what equipment and personnel are necessary to overcome these damaging effects and an idea of how long the restoration process should take to complete. This information gets shared directly with the insurance company to help speed up the claims process to get this restoration process started as quickly as possible.

One of the most consistent things that homeowners experience once a fire gets put out in their home is an overwhelmed feeling. Our SERVPRO of Tarpon team has thorough training in all aspects of fire restoration from addressing the structural concerns to managing and eliminating the secondary effects.

While the first call that you should make following an incident like this is to your insurance company, you can make sure that the second is to our SERVPRO of Tarpon emergency response team.

We can help you to meet the needs of the insurance company to get the claim process going and help you through every step of the restoration process until your home gets returned to the way it used to be. Give us a call anytime at (727) 934-5555.

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

1/8/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tarpon and your insurance company can help you determine whether your home is in good enough shape for restoration

We Work with Your Insurance Company

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

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

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

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

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

Give Us A Call

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

From Innisbrook To Trinity Know Where To Get Help After The Fire

8/11/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tarpon has advanced equipment and highly trained technicians to make it “Like it never even happened.”

Experts In Fire Damage In Tarpon Springs

Experiencing fire damage in your home can be devastating. After the fire is safely out it's time to call the trained restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Tarpon. They are certified by The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). SERVPRO of Tarpon professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses.

SERVPRO of Tarpon experts understand the various levels of damage that result from a fire disaster.

We can take your call right away and get a trained crew to you quickly. SERVPRO of Tarpon provides emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. SERVPRO of Tarpon professionals have the training and equipment to quickly restore your property to pre-fire condition.
Since each smoke and fire damage situation is a little different, each one requires a unique solution tailored for the specific conditions.

Cleaning Up And Getting Rid of Odors

When various materials burn, the soot and residue they create differs greatly and requires a specific cleaning procedure. We have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. By identifying the cause of the odor, and determining the conditions where it contacts surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace.

Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly. The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing, so give us a call, and leave the restoration to us.

Here To Help

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

Making The Right Call In Tarpon For Commercial Fire Restoration

5/4/2020 (Permalink)

Fire damage is a nightmare for any hotel owner. As well as the frightening potential for injury or loss of life, there is also the cost of replacing damaged items, and profit loss from closing down during cleanup. Another concern for hotel owners and managers is the damage to the hotel's reputation after a fire. Inconvenienced guests are unlikely to return to your hotel, or recommend it to a friend.

The best way to preserve your resorts’ reputation is minimizing guest inconvenience after hotel fire damage in East Lake. Disrupting guests as little as possible is important. After all, the people staying in your establishment are looking for a fun and enjoyable Florida holiday. Even in the event of a fire, you must do all you can to give your customers a good experience.

SERVPRO of Tarpon recommends doing everything you can to minimize the risk of a blaze. Make sure you have sprinkler systems and smoke alarms fitted, and appropriate extinguishers throughout the building.

Train your staff to respond quickly to emergencies and to tackle small blazes if it is safe to do so.
When your Tarpon Springs home or business suffers fire damage, it can be especially devastating. In addition to the fire and smoke damage, your property may have substantial water damage from firefighting efforts.
Plan carefully, so you know what to do when a fire happens. Think about escape routes, gathering points, and alternate arrangements for guests who cannot return to their room.

SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Plan

SERVPRO’s Emergency Ready Plan helps with this. The app makes it easy to assess your hotel, plan a course of action in the event of a fire, and make sure all staff knows what to do and whom to contact. We recommend you download it and get started today – it is free.

Double-check your insurance coverage and be sure you have policies in place for damage to guests’ items.

When a fire occurs, we recommend calling SERVPRO of Tarpon as quickly as you can. We train our staff to assess and start work with minimal fuss and disruption. Our IICRC-certified technicians clean soot damage, pack out soft furnishing for professional laundering, and even liaise with insurers on your behalf. Having us on your side reduces guest inconvenience.

For help following a hotel fire in Trinity, Beacon Square, Innisbrook, East Lake and surrounding areas, call SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 for assistance.

Making The Right Call After Commercial Fire Damage

4/29/2020 (Permalink)

Fire destroys while it burns, rendering almost everything it touches a charred, useless mess. While preventing a fire in the first place is always better, being able to quickly recover after one can help keep your custom sewing shop from failing.
Trinity business owners know commercial fire damage can cause more than the destruction of their inventory.

When businesses engage in custom-made work such as boat cushions, curtains, and other one-of-a-kind goods, fires can interfere with your normal business operations. Most customers waiting on their purchases prefer quick production, but often understand that calamities hinder the process.

The ability to restore normal operations quickly shows your dedication to your customers' needs, building trust and repeat business. SERVPRO knows that each company in our area is an important part of the local economy and we remain dedicated to helping minimize the length of time your business remains unproductive.

The different types of fabrics and materials used in the making of textile-based goods mean they burn differently. Some simply melt because of their high content of synthetics. While often used because of their waterproof qualities, the same qualities can make them one of the first to go when a fire occurs. Smoke can damage more hardy fabric types, but SERVPRO's ability to restore these by removing the microscopic soot particles means less inventory requires replacement.

Machines used for grommet placement, sewing heavy canvas, and other equipment can be cleaned and made free of soot. New work should wait until afterward to protect both machinery from abnormal wear and tear and fabric from becoming stained from soot deposits.
We train our employees according to international standards, resulting in technicians holding certificates in Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT) and Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS). We clean up the fire damage, and then we ensure your business is dry, too. Both are required to get you back on your feet and fulfilling customers' orders.

Areas on walls and ceilings that have structural deficits from the fire can become like new through restoration. Carpeting, however, is often largely destroyed by the combination of heat, fire, smoke and soot, and water from firefighting. Other floor types may suffer less damage, but each fire is different from the next. Inspecting and assessing to see the extent of the damage reveals much information specific to that fire.

Always ready to help the local businesses recover from even the worst disasters, SERVPRO of Tarpon can quickly remediate and mitigate both vast and small disasters. Call us at (727) 934-5555 so we can help restore your business, so it is “Like it never even happened.”

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

2/11/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

Where To Turn After A Fire In Tarpon

10/10/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Tarpon is strategically located to respond quickly to your fire and smoke damaging event. Call us 24/7 at (727) 934-5555.

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

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

9/27/2019 (Permalink)

We can assess the full scope of the fire damages to your Tarpon Springs home. Give us a call today at SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fire Damage | Take These Steps to Reduce Your Risks in Your Tarpon Home

7/19/2019 (Permalink)

Installing smoke detectors properly in your home and business can help saves lives and property damage

Tarpon fire damage restoration services may be needed if you are someone who has suffered from a fire. Fires can get out of hand rather quickly; in fact, it only takes mere seconds for one, single spark to lead to an entire room of smoke. However, there are ways to ensure that you can avoid having to go through the trauma of damage caused by fire. Let's take a moment to discuss three essential steps.

Take Precautions. Every year nearly 2,000 people lose their lives in a fire. You should make sure the correct installation of your smoke alarms on each level of your house or condo. It is also recommended to test the smoke alarms every month. Make sure with doors closed that you can hear them. You should also change your alarm batteries twice a year. Many individuals are in the habit of replacing batteries when they alter the clocks for Daylight Saving Time.

Create a Sound Plan. All of your family should be aware of your emergency preparedness plan. Sketch out a quick drawing of your floor plan and then take the time to identify at least two exits in each and every room just in case you need to make a quick escape. Go over your plan together and identify meeting places outside of the building, such as the neighbor’s driveway.

Hold fire drills and start practicing your escape from the house or condo in Tarpon. It is best to do this at least twice a year. Involving your children in these drills is critical, but remember that additional planning is needed when infants or tiny children are involved. Older children need to be taught to stay very low, feel the doors for heat before they try to open them, and never return to the building once they are out. Restrict fire damage to the building, not your family.

Focus On Prevention. There is a genuine possibility that you have already been schooled on ways to fireproof your property, but there are a few tips that you can use to prevent fires during special occasions such as the holidays. These times can be pretty hectic time, so it can be very easy to forget even the simplest things.

For instance, you should always remember to check the water that is standing beneath your Christmas tree. If you use a tree that is fresh-cut, then it has been in the process of drying out for a very long time. Moreover, this can be an extreme fire hazard. Watering it ensures that it retains moisture and help delay the messy needle droppings. SERVPRO of Tarpon suggest that you use LED lights for decorating the tree, less heat and help eliminate a potential fire leading to water damage.

If you want to remain safe all throughout the year and protect your family and property, then it essential that you take the necessary steps. If you are interested in more steps you can take or know someone who has recently suffered from fire damage and is need of restoration, then contact SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555. If you are somebody who has sustained fire damage in Tarpon, then restoration services are crucial.  SERVPRO of Tarpon can restore your home to its preloss condition "Like it never even happened."

Covering Your Hotel's Requirements after Fire Damage in Innisbrook

8/8/2018 (Permalink)

Exit Fast from an Innisbrook Hotel Fire--Then Call SERVPRO

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

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

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