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The Benefits of Proactive Cleaning in Tarpon

4/6/2020 (Permalink)

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need


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


Specialized Training


We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.


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


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


Specialized Products


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


Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning


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

Water Issues In Tarpon Springs Requires Professional Attention

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

A clean, bright hotel lobby is shown If your Tarpon area hotel experiences water damage let us restore it. SERVPRO of Tarpon (727) 934-5555

Tarpon to Trinity Water Damage Requires Professional Attention

The Tarpon area is home to wetlands, holding ponds, and small waterways on its inland edge. The local hospitality industry often builds near these regions, delighting their guests with sightings of exotic bird species visiting the watery areas. When rains raise the water table, this proximity threatens to flood hotels, putting  SERVPRO of Tarpon into action. 

Hotel Water Issues

Hotels faced with this problem need fast and specialized water removal for their Trinity holdings. In this relatively flat area, the surrounding parking lots offer no absorption to encroaching waters, and the neighboring pond joins the rainwater in a rush into the hotel. Common areas and first floor rooms are the first to see the damage. Outdoor pools and spas also fill with the water, bringing guest’s fun-filled activities to a halt. Our crews are familiar with these struggles and take charge immediately upon arriving at your hotel.
 
The presence of birds and other wildlife using the ponds and wetlands makes water removal efforts more complex. Animal droppings taint the water with infectious waste. Runoff from parking areas also pollutes, chemical substances from the concrete or asphalt mixing with gas, oil, and other motor vehicle drainage. We take all of this into consideration as we plan to extract the water from the hotel. 

Why You Need An Expert



The right professional water removal requires an assessment of the contamination level of the moisture involved. SERVPRO of Tarpon technicians receive thorough training in determining the category, clean, gray, or black, of the water flooding through your property. Local ordinances regulate how to dispose of gray and black water, and we work with the community officials to handle the water we remove from the building and surrounding hotel facilities.


 
Choosing the best remediation and restoration company “near me” is as simple as placing the call to our operators. SERVPRO staff have the experience and the training necessary to make decisions crucial to your business thriving after this setback. Soaked carpeting and padding, wooden floors, and drywall receives appropriate analysis before the decision is made to dry or remove and replace. We treat all surfaces with proven disinfectants when cleaning, sanitizing affected areas, so future guests enjoy your hospitality with no caveats.
 
Our goal is to restore, using original structure, fixtures, and contents, as much as possible. We also work quickly and use industry approved methods to contain our restoration efforts so that you need not close your hotel while we complete restoration. Rely upon our advice and expect a fully refurbished facility faster and with less stress than you believed possible.
 

Here To Help


Flooding is a crisis made more urgent when it affects your hotel guests and staff. SERVPRO of Tarpon is ready to respond immediately. Call (727) 934-5555 for a full-service crew of water removal specialists.

Cleaning Up After A Tarpon Springs Hotel Fire

3/18/2020 (Permalink)


During a hotel fire, many guests panic and the entire situation can get chaotic. After the fire is extinguished, all guests are given appropriate lodging for the rest of their stay, and an assessment of the overall damage has been conducted, restoration can start.


 
Tarpon Springs is a popular destination for those on vacation and hotel fire damage impacts both hotel owners and guests economically. Non-economic hardships and inconveniences are also experienced by guests when reservations cannot be honored by a hotel. It is possible that the loss of a reservation creates vacation memories that guests would rather not take back home.


 
While the fire may have raged for only a few hours, restoration work can take much longer. The number of guests affected increases the longer it takes to restore a hotel that has been damaged by fire. Reducing the impact is possible when hotel owners use SERVPRO to restore their hotel. We are trained to the highest accepted standards, certified by the IICRC, experienced in large-scale disaster restorations, and skilled in the use of the latest equipment and technologies, which benefit our customers, and their guests, in diverse ways.


 
Our extensive experience has given us the ability to work around clients, patrons, and patients who rely on our customers' ability to provide needed goods and services. Stress levels can soar when experiences fail to match expectations, and a hotel stay is no exception. Fire damage restoration and repair work are inherently disruptive, but experienced technicians can dramatically minimize these disruptions.


 
We work with hotel managers to reach the most cost-effective way to keep guests satisfied with their room assignments while at the same time gaining sufficient space and time to perform repairs for our crew members – this keeps us out of the way of your guests but still allows us to work as needed. In some instances, we know working in areas that are occupied by guests is unavoidable, so we are well-versed in accommodating the general public – both in accessibility to sectors such as corridors and common areas, and also in answering questions posed to our technicians.


 
One important way that we restore the interior of a hotel is with the use of hydroxyl generators. These devices are safer than ozone machines and are utilized in areas that are continuously occupied. Other factors that show these machines to be beneficial in situations such as fire damage is that they can be placed near damp carpets and around plants with no adverse or harmful consequences. The benefits are outstanding and long-lasting, providing a clean and fresh scent to any area affected by foul odors, including those left behind by all sorts of burning materials.


 
Hotel fire damage might seem insurmountable, but when you enlist the help of SERVPRO of Tarpon, your hotel can receive the restorations and repairs needed, ensuring that you can honor future guests' reservations. We are available by phone at (727) 934-5555, all day and night. Call us, and we can begin working on helping you preserve your guests' vacation plans.

Mold After

3/18/2020 (Permalink)

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

Mold In Your Tarpon Area Business


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


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


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

What We Do


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

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

Here To Help


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

SERVPRO is Here to Help during this time of need

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

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

Specialized Training

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

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

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

Specialized Products

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

Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning

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

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

3/17/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

1/21/2020 (Permalink)

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

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

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

1/13/2020 (Permalink)

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


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

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

12/12/2019 (Permalink)

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

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

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

9/10/2019 (Permalink)

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

If moisture gets into your Tarpon Springs home there is a possibility that microbial growth can occur. A fungus only needs the ideal temperature, elevated moisture levels, and an organic food source to develop. Water damage creates the perfect situations for fungal contamination. The excessive moisture created during a pipe break elevates levels in both materials inside your home and the air. Most homes are kept at around 70 degrees Fahrenheit which is in the ideal temperature range for microbes to activate. Most buildings are constructed with several organic materials including wood and paper that provide a food source for fungi. Once microbes grow, they form structures called hyphae and produce spores that help them reproduce. During any mold damage remediation in Tarpon Springs, our SERVPRO experts take extra caution to keep spores from spreading to unaffected areas and causing more problems. If not mitigated promptly the hyphae will spread deep into a substance possibly ruining the item. If measures to contain spores do not get implemented, then microbes present inside the dust created by the work process can float around the air until they fall and settle in another location.  One area of your home that is susceptible to contamination is your wall cavities. Insulation inside the walls helps keep the area warm enough for mold to grow. Wall cavities are made up of mostly organic materials such as the wooden studs and the paper backing on the drywall. Water pipes often run through the walls and if they break water may leak into the cavities without you realizing it. If a water leak inside the walls occurs, the mold usually starts growing first on the back side of the drywall. The fungus can then spread throughout the cavity and even rot the drywall from the inside out. If a fungus on the back side of drywall is not treated promptly, then the mold could spread to the wooden wall studs and exterior walls. Whenever drywall gets contaminated by fungi, it usually has to be removed in sealed plastic bags. Once the drywall is taken off the walls, our SERVPRO technicians treat the studs and outside walls if needed.
It's important to understand the need to bring in properly trained professionals. Technicians on the SERVPRO of Tarpon team have IICRC industry certifications.
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) certifies and sets the standards for the cleaning and restoration industries. Our Professionals study IICRC standards and best practices in water restoration, fire restoration, mold remediation, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and other cleaning and restoration courses. Once all visible fungal growth has been removed, we treat the affected area with a specialized sealant paint and antimicrobial chemicals. The sealant and antimicrobial solution get used to help prevent future growth in the affected region. If you ever notice a place in your house where mold growth has occurred, call SERVPRO of Tarpon at (727) 934-5555 seven days a week.

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

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

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

SERVPRO Technicians are Well Trained to Handle Your Water Damage Emergency

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

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

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

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

Mold Damage Solutions

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

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

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

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

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Soot Damage in Your Trinity Home from Fire

3/19/2019 (Permalink)

Smoke Detectors Provide Safety and Mitigate Fire Damage in Trinity

The Acidic Nature of Smoke and Soot Require Special Cleanup

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

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

1/31/2019 (Permalink)

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

Kitchen Remodeling Options for Tarpon Springs Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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Our Team Is Your Best Option When Renovating Your Tarpon Springs Bathroom

12/11/2018 (Permalink)

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Bathroom Renovation In Tarpon Springs Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11/8/2018 (Permalink)

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

Why SERVPRO? For Kitchen Renovators In Tarpon Springs

When Tarpon Springs residents need a storm-tossed tree lifted out of their kitchen, and then the roof, walls, and appliances restored or replaced, they know to call us. What many area homeowners may not know is that they can call us when they want to upgrade their kitchen.
 
As kitchen renovators, SERVPRO work teams are the ideal choice for Tarpon Springs homeowners no matter what the situation. Our workers can expand a kitchen for a growing family, lay down new tile or linoleum, or replace and upgrade kitchen cabinets to prepare for selling a home.
 
Although our state is known for its retiree population, the local area is also home to many growing families. That young couple who worked two jobs to make their mortgage and prepare for a family, now have two kids and need a larger kitchen much more than the huge living room with a flatscreen TV as big as one of the walls.
 
SERVPRO renovation teams can push out a common wall to remove a few feet from the living room which can almost double the available floor space in the kitchen. Depending on what the homeowner wants, we can match the existing flooring if the material is available, or pull out the outdated flooring and install the latest in design.
 
Before putting down a new floor, we can move around the location of the kitchen island and even some appliances. The only restrictions on our actions depend on the location of supporting wall beams, gas and water intakes, and the imagination of the homeowner.
 
When a homeowner decides it is time for a new residence, we can help with that too. New cabinets can be a cost-effective method of attracting buyers and even be the deciding factor for a potential new owner. Our work crews can pull down and install completely new cabinets, or strip and stain or paint existing cabinets to go with new door designs along with replacement handles and hinges.
 
It is always a good time to consider renovation. At SERVPRO of Tarpon, we want to help you change your home for the better, no matter if you are a growing family, or are preparing to move on to the next adventure of your life. To schedule a visit and get started on your new kitchen, call us today at
(727) 934-5555.

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