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Reliable Mold Damage Remediation Methods for Perdido Key Residents

3/14/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Reliable Mold Damage Remediation Methods for Perdido Key Residents Mold can spread easily during the remediation process, therefore SERVPRO always make sure to contain the mold in the contaminated area.

SERVPRO Always Makes Sure to Contain Mold Spores When Cleaning to Prevent Further Damage

To successfully address mold damage problems, you have to start by stopping the source of the humidity or water. If you fail to do that, the same problem may reappear after a short period of time. That means you have to check for condensation and humidity problems, not forgetting faults in your HVAC system and water leaks in your Perdido Key property.

Mold damage events in Perdido Key can cause health effects, and that is why our SERVPRO technicians use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the remediation process. Such equipment includes a full-face respirator together with a HEPA filter, foot coverings, a headgear, disposable full body outfits, and gloves. We also have the skills to assess the degree of damage before starting the restoration work.

When mold spores move from a contaminated area to a clean area, there is a risk of the same problems starting at the new place. Containment is necessary to prevent such cases, and our SERVPRO team introduces negative pressure in the contaminated area by using a HEPA filtered fan. Blocking the supply as well as the return air vents can also play a big part in containment.

There are also many mold cleanup methods we use during remediation. The technique we usually select depends on the material we are cleaning. If there is water on the surfaces, we can use a wet vacuum to do the removal as long as it is resting on a hard surface. We are careful not to use this procedure when dealing with porous materials since the method may spread the spores.

Never make the mistake of painting surfaces as a way of addressing mold challenges. When you do that, the paint eventually peels off. As a way of preparing surfaces for re-painting, our SERVPRO technicians can damp wipe hard surfaces using detergents. To improve the air quality of the rooms, we may perform thermal fogging.

At SERVPRO of West Pensacola, We're Faster To Any Size Disaster whether it is water, fire, mold, or storm-related. Call us at (850) 469-1160 and get served by an experienced industry leader.  

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Kitchen Fire Damage Cleanup In Your Pensacola Home

3/5/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Kitchen Fire Damage Cleanup In Your Pensacola Home The starting point of many residential fires in Pensacola or over the whole country is the kitchen.

Kitchen Fire Damage Cleanup

The starting point of many residential fires in Pensacola or over the whole country is the kitchen. From the intense heat of your oven to open flames on your stove, there are many factors which can spark a fire in your kitchen. It is very common for cook tools, food, napkins, or even your clothes to catch fire while you are cooking. The situation can instantly get out of control. The best way to prevent kitchen fires is thankfully just being mindful while you are cooking.

Kitchen fires can do a lot of fire damage quickly to your Pensacola home. Even if you get it put out, you are left with damage from the flames and heat, plus soot and smoke. Our professionals at SERVPRO can help you get all of this cleaned up and repaired. We are trained to handle these kinds of situations and do so in a timely fashion.

The main goal of mitigation is to secure your structure and stop further damage. It can include boarding up any openings and establishing a source of temporary electricity. If your home is wet from fire-fighting efforts, you also need emergency drying to stop secondary water damage.

SERVPRO’s cleaning services focus on removing the smoke residues and deodorizing odors given off by residues. We consult with you to advise you on any structural parts that can be cleaned and ones that cannot. We need to repair or replace components that do not respond to cleaning.

Your personal property also needs to be cleaned of smoke residues. Sometimes, they can be cleaned right on the job site. In other cases, we pack and move out your belongings to a separate location for cleaning and storage. We subcontract any specialty cleaning such as drying cleaning of clothing, cleaning electronics, furniture refinishing, and cleaning expensive artwork.

Sometimes parts of your structure are damage to the point they cannot be restored to preloss condition. In these situations, the work of reconstructing and repairing these components could require additional skills, so we work alongside licensed general contractors to get this part of the job done.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola ensures that we restore your home in Goulding, Perdido Key, or Sanders Beach back to its state before the fire, even when that requires additional help so that you can return to your home as soon as possible. Contact us at (850) 469-1160 as soon as you can after a fire.

Restaurants Dealing With Mold Damage in Perdido Key

2/23/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Restaurants Dealing With Mold Damage in Perdido Key Mold problems in the back of of your restaurant can quickly seep out to the main dining area. Contact SERVPRO should you see or smell mold.

SERVPRO Arrives Quickly to Root Out the Cause of Your Commercial Mold Infestation Problem

Mold is highly unwelcome in any workplace, but for those of you working behind the doors of a Perdido Key restaurant, discovering mold can be especially horrifying. You have to make arrangements to quarantine food products and prevent exposure during business hours.  

Choosing the right company to handle the mold damage in your Perdido Key restaurant makes mold easier to control. A mold remediation expert makes the worst effects caused by mold contamination manageable while offering restoration services to limit any losses you might experience.

Thinking that your restaurant is immune to mold contamination can be your worst mistake. With all of the customers coming and going throughout the day, high-volume restaurants offer just the sort of environment mold enjoys. All it takes is moisture of any kind, dim lights, and a relatively low traffic area to accumulate mold without anyone noticing.  

SERVPRO technicians can help you understand where mold likes to grow and give you the tools needed to identify problems early. Mold can develop anywhere in your kitchen, under the sink, behind the fridge, in ceiling tiles, and storage areas. The ventilation system can also become contaminated, releasing mold spores throughout your building every time you turn it on.  

Operating a restaurant helps you understand how important keeping the visible areas of your establishment clean can be. However, focusing your efforts primarily on what customers can see also places you into prime candidacy for health code violations and failed cleaning inspections, those that fail to check the hidden areas of their building, also risk dealing with an enormous mold situation.

SERVPRO can make all of the necessary services available, working after hours, avoiding peak times to help prevent loss of revenue when at all possible. With a full inspection of your property, our technicians can assess the extent of mold growing in your building and present you with a detailed outline of how your mold remediation should progress.  

SERVPRO of West Pensacola takes mold remediation seriously, providing excellent services to business owners throughout Pensacola, Goulding, and Sanders Beach, 24/7, call today. (850) 469-1160

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Flood Damage and Electricity in Your Pensacola Home

2/17/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage and Electricity in Your Pensacola Home SERVPRO technicians turn off all circuit breakers in order to create a safe environment to properly restore your home.

SERVPRO Ensures Your Home is Safe Before Beginning Flood Damage Restoration

Flooding due to heavy rains is a very real concern in Pensacola since residents here have had to experience this in the past. It is, therefore, a good idea to know some ways you can try and protect your home and your family during the rainy seasons. Once such precaution is covering any interior walls with a waterproof sealant. You also want to ensure that your rain gutters are kept clean and free of debris and are positioned so that water flows away from your home.

Sandbags and sump pumps are other great options for keeping the water out of your Pensacola home when you know storms are coming. If the waters still make it inside and you are dealing with flood damage, it is best that you speak with our professional team at SERVPRO for help. We can get to your home quickly to avoid further damage, using our knowledge and industrial tools to do the job correctly and promptly.

Since environmental hazards exist in each flood situation, we use precaution before we begin. These hazards can include structural and electrical hazards or hazardous materials. Water and electricity do not mix, and these types of dangers can potentially be all over the job site. Floods can also cause water to get into the wiring system.

SERVPRO staff first check to make sure all circuit breakers are off at the power distribution panel. It is especially crucial for us to do so if water is inside electrical outlets or wall cavities, or when outlets are located on the floor. We may even need to have an experienced electrician come and inspect your property.

Since we need to use electrical equipment to dry your home out, we need to use ground fault circuit interrupters which cut off the power if too much current is detected. We also always check our tools, cords, and other accessories for damage and ensure ground plugs are not broken, and cords are not frayed. Damaged cords are removed and serviced or replaced.

Once we know that it is safe to work, SERVPRO of West Pensacola wastes no time in getting your home in Sanders Beach, Myrtle Grove, or Perdido Key dry again. Reach out to us as soon as possible by dialing (850) 469-1160, so we can help get your life back on track after a flood.

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Even if You Are Prepared, These Types of Fire Damage in Pensacola May Hurt Your Home

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Even if You Are Prepared, These Types of Fire Damage in Pensacola May Hurt Your Home Even though you can take precautions to prevent fire damage, lightning could still strike your home causing external fire damage.

When Fire Damage Strikes Your Home, Rely on SERVPRO to Overcome the Effects

Some types of fire damage in Pensacola can be tough to protect against, even if you maintain your home well and take as many precautions as possible. Although these difficult-to-avoid or unavoidable causes of fire damage can happen to almost anyone, they also typically represent a relatively low proportion of all fires in the area. If a fire should hit your home, do not panic, just call SERVPRO and your insurance provider to start down the road to recovery.

Lightning Strikes

Even with a lightning rod, lightning can still strike your home and cause severe external fire damage in Pensacola. Lightning has caused homeowners grief since the dawn of recorded history, and despite modern advances in technology and materials, it still claims many American homes each year. Your home may also be at additional risk if it is near plants or other structures that lightning can be more likely to strike.

Electrical Fires

Most electrical fires result from freak accidents or unnoticed malfunctions around your home. With how many electrical features and gadgets most modern homes contain nowadays, it can be almost impossible to keep track of them all at once. Whether the accident happened from someone in the family or not, most electrical fires cannot be easily stopped without a fire extinguisher close at hand.

Neighboring Fires

Many neighborhood fires spread to nearby buildings, where they can start anew or cause substantial smoke damage. If your home takes damage from a neighbor's fire, do not hesitate to contact SERVPRO to secure restorations as quickly as possible. Even for relatively "light" damage that often results from these fires, professional treatments are often essential. Plus, we can help to negotiate with your insurance provider to ensure that everything goes favorably for you.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola helps local homeowners to overcome the effects of fire damage with professional care and quality of services. Call us for help at (850) 469-1160.

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Water Damage Restoration Available For Businesses Throughout The Goulding Area

1/28/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Restoration Available For Businesses Throughout The Goulding Area Most Businesses in the Goulding Area Do Not Want Water Sprayed on Their Products--Call SERVPRO for Removal and Cleanup

Retail Shops Benefit from the Rapid Water Removal Services of SERVPRO

Water problems strike the Goulding area enough for us to want to consider preventative services offered by local restoration companies. With qualified professionals on your side, you have a much better chance at limiting your losses during an emergency.  

When facing water damage in your Goulding area restaurant, you need access to someone who not only understands how water acts but also someone who can perform a significant range of restorations and possibly minor repairs. Your serving area, bar, booths, tables, floors, walls, ceiling, and all company assets may be affected; not to even mention your customers.

SERVPRO's IICRC-industry certified technicians help prevent additional damage during the restoration process, limiting any downtime or losses you may experience. We can supply you with technicians who have many years experience restoring kitchen equipment such as stoves, ovens, cookers, fryers, and many countertop devices.  

SERVPRO works with you to make the experience as stress-free as possible, helping you remain open if at all possible, and assisting with paperwork for your insurance claim. We are proud to serve the businesses in our local community and want to be your solution to water damage situations that may occur at your place of business.

SERVPRO has technicians available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, anytime, day or night, regardless of the size of your problem, we can be there to help. We have access to both hand-held and truck-mounted water extraction units of various sizes, air-movers, dehumidifiers, infrared moisture detectors and hygrometers that assist with the drying process.  

Whether you are experiencing a small flood or a flood throughout your entire structure, fresh or salt-water, our technicians understand which steps to take to rectify the situation and get you back on track as soon as possible. We also have cleaning, deodorization, and preventative services available to keep your business ahead of the problems that may occur. To help prevent, or at least mitigate emergency damages, we can provide the ERP, Emergency READY Profile Program.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola performs your entire water damage restoration as quickly and efficiently as possible, providing you with quality services that you can count on to help your business recover fast. Contact us immediately for an initial inspection of your property or to begin your restoration, today. (850) 469-1160

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Mold Damage affects Sailing Equipment in Perdido Key

1/17/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage affects Sailing Equipment in Perdido Key Boating and sailing gear can retain water and grow mold while in storage.

SERVPRO Cleans and Remediates Mold Damage on Your Boating Equipment

Perdido Key residents often have sailing or boating equipment stored at their home so they always have their favorite gear on hand at a moment's notice. Owning your own gear may cost more initially than renting, but the investment often proves beneficial over time.

Owning your own equipment for fun in Perdido Key can lead to mold damage whenever gear retains water that seeps out while in storage. Placing items away in storage while they retain even the slightest bit of moisture can permit microbial growth. First-time owners who receive sports gear over the holiday season often forget to ensure complete dryness of their new toy before putting it away for another time, only to pull it out again days, weeks, or months later to find a horrendous growth of fuzziness.

SERVPRO technicians want to help residents reclaim these expensive items from the damaging effects of mildew and other fungi. The sooner we become involved in restoring your belongings, the sooner you can get back to having fun on the water. Because we are locally owned and operated, we know that many people in our community, including many of our employees, love being active outdoors.

When we arrive at a customer's home, we start by bagging up any belongings affected by mold. The area used to store these items also requires treatment to ensure your home, shed, or other structure does not succumb to these tiny microorganisms. Moving the bagged items in this way prevents cross-contamination with other areas of your property. A discussion with our customers about how they wish to proceed determines much of the exact work and where we perform this.

Rubber components in gear can suffer tremendously from mold when left undisturbed for lengthy periods. Other times, we can clean such materials sufficiently so even the smell dissipates. Hard, non-porous materials that grow mold often do so because of the salt left on the surface. Always drawing moisture to it, salt helps microbes flourish in otherwise seemingly dry environments by providing a continual source of water. Once we clean these surfaces of mold, the salt also disappears and no longer poses a problem.

The IICRC-certified technicians at SERVPRO of West Pensacola want to help you enjoy your time on the water by ensuring your equipment is always ready. Contact us by calling (850) 469-1160. We are always ready to take your call and restore your belongings using the latest in restoration techniques.

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The Fire Damage Risks of Mechanic Shops in Pensacola

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Fire Damage Risks of Mechanic Shops in Pensacola Pensacola Shops When Kept Clean Provide Less Chances of Fire and Smoke Damage

Pensacola Auto Repair Shops and Tips to Prevent Fires

Even if your mechanic shop in Pensacola is well maintained, fire damage may still cause significant damage to it from accidents both avoidable and unavoidable. Having a good insurance policy is essential if you hope to safeguard your business against potential disaster, and should be relatively inexpensive on a monthly or yearly basis. While the best strategy to defend your business against fire damage is often prevention, specific factors make mechanic shops innately risky in the face of a fire.
Flammable Fluids
Between gasoline, motor oil, lubricants, and any other oil-based products, most mechanic shops in Pensacola are at risk for fire damage through flammable liquids and materials stocked and used in day-to-day operations. Almost all petroleum products are susceptible to flame, and some may even be sensitive enough to catch fire under intense sunlight. To mitigate this effect as best as possible, be sure to contain all flammable materials and chemicals as best as possible and whenever they are not in use, and to clean your workspace regularly.
Plenty of Sparks
While small sparks and metal shavings are rarely dangerous on their own, they can become a significant hazard when coupled with the aforementioned flammable materials. Always keep anything flammable away from your working space whenever sparks may fly, and keep track of where they are going.
Customer Vehicles
When working with a customer vehicle, you might never know what to expect inside. SERVPRO technicians have seen some strange and hazardous sights over their years of experience, and you probably have as well. Some customer vehicles may present a direct or indirect fire hazard to your business and should be treated with due care and caution when any suspicious situations arise. Be sure to keep a fire extinguisher on hand so that any fires within the vehicle do not get a chance to spread elsewhere.
SERVPRO of West Pensacola is a local expert provider of fire damage mitigation and restoration services to local businesses. For our help in repairing your establishment after a fire, call us at (850) 469-1160.

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How do Professionals Get Rid of Mold Damage from Your Goulding Property?

12/28/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How do Professionals Get Rid of Mold Damage from Your Goulding Property? SERVPRO's IICRC-certified technicians perform a multi-step process to rid your home of mold damage and leave it "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO’s Process of Mold Damage Remediation

Mold damage restoration is a job for the professionals. Trying to do it yourself can worsen the situation and spread the mold to uncontaminated areas rapidly. Furthermore, the mold may have health effects and professionals have the proper protective equipment to minimize this.

Mold damage restoration in your Goulding property is a multi-step process involving the use of sophisticated equipment and technical skill. Here is a list of some of the significant steps in the process of the mold damage remediation process.

Containing the Damage

One of the first things that SERVPRO technicians do as soon as they identify mold on your property is to contain the damage. Stopping the mold from spreading to the uncontaminated area is a priority during the initial steps of the process. Our IICRC-certified technicians install plastic sheeting and other contamination barriers to prevent the spread of mold. Other steps such as creating a negative air pressure and sealing the HVAC vents are also taken depending on the extent and severity of the contamination.

Establishing Clean Rooms

Another thing that SERVPRO technicians do during the initial phase of the process is to establish clean rooms and decontaminated rooms. These rooms serve as a space to store equipment and other material.

Mold Remediation Process

Once the mold damage is contained, and clean rooms are established, the next thing that SERVPRO technicians do is to get rid of the mold itself. Any porous material that is extensively damaged by mold is disposed of safely. For most of the non-porous material, the mold is removed by using a HEPA vacuum if the surface is dry. If the surface is wet, the technicians use the damp wiping technique to scrub off the mold using a detergent solution.

Cleaning the Dust and Settled Spores

The next step involves cleaning the dust and settled spores. Our technicians use a HEPA vacuum system in multiple stages to achieve a complete and efficient removal of spores from your property.


The last step is getting rid of any residual moisture from the contaminated areas. Excessive moisture can help the mold to spread to uncontaminated places easily within your home. We use equipment such as dehumidifiers, air movers, and air scrubbers to ensure that your property is dry and secondary damage is minimized.

Call SERVPRO of West Pensacola today at (850) 469-1160 to schedule an inspection by one of our mold experts.

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Restoring Flood Damage Effects in Pensacola

12/28/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Restoring Flood Damage Effects in Pensacola SERVPRO technicians have the training and knowledge to help you better decide which furniture items should be restored or replaced after a flood.

SERVPRO Helps to Remediate Flood Damage and Get the Most of Your Homeowners Policy

2017 was one of the worst flood years for Pensacola residents, but every year, many of us have to deal with the loss of personal property. Furniture is especially vulnerable to flood effects, and unfortunately, that is what families pass down to the next generation.

In deciding to try and save property after flood damage, Pensacola residents need professional help. SERVPRO knows what is feasible to save or throw away and has extensive experience with insurance here in Florida. We can assist with not just restoration, but helping residents get every benefit possible out of their homeowner or renters policy.

Our guide when it comes to recommendations is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The agency provides information and suggestions based on cleaning cost and the latest data released by insurance companies. For example, a dining room set that sat in water several inches deep has damage to the finish and usually some minor wood warping.

If the table and chairs were in deeper water, then the chair upholstery is at risk. If we get to it quickly, SERVPRO technicians can carefully dry the fabric before it begins to bleed color or start to shrink. We remove the chairs to a dry area in the home or back to our facility. We place a dehumidifier in the middle of the chairs to remove moisture and set up an air mover to carefully blow warm, dry air over the fabric.

If either type of damage has already started, many insurance companies do not pay for restoration but go directly to replacement. If the owner still decides to pay for restoration, we make certain he or she understands the potential problems before we begin.

The tools and methods we use for upholstery fabric also work for drying the wood. We remove the finish completely if it the water already ruined it. Removal allows us to watch the wood carefully while drying it to avoid any secondary damage from over-drying the wood like splintering. After completing the drying process, we refinish the chairs, so they look like they did before the flood.

At SERVPRO of West Pensacola, it is more than a job to help you restore your property after a flood. As a locally owned business, every customer is also a neighbor. If you need our help, call us today at (850) 469-1160.

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