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Water Cleanup And Restoration In Perdido Key

5/24/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Cleanup And Restoration In Perdido Key Sit back and enjoy the help, SERVPRO will get you back on your feet.

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As a barrier island at the tip of the Panhandle, Perdido Key has a unique location, even for Florida towns and cities, when it comes to being on the water. Although storms can make life difficult that far out, many homeowners quickly discover that more mundane sources of water cause the problems which force them to for cleanup service.

For water cleanup in Perdido Key, those same homeowners know to call SERVPRO. Every water damage restoration technician (WRT) trains extensively to remove water and then restore the personal and structural property of the affected home.

Depending on the amount covering the floor, WRTs use extraction wands to draw the water out. Then, or if the amount is even less, they utilize long-handled squeegees to push water off the surface and out of the home through the nearest door.

SERVPRO WRTs immediately examine the furniture and other property. Since water soaks and ruins paper within minutes, their first step is to quickly dispose of all damaged books, cardboard boxes, and other like items. Although the wet pulp is usually easy to remove, the inks and dyes present can soak and stain carpets and wood flooring.

For furniture, they lift the items off the damp surface and move them outside to pallets or racks for drying. If there are only minor effects on wood furniture, the WRTs carefully wipe and then sand off surface damage after installing fans to increase air circulation and speed up drying. For major cracking or splitting, team leaders recommend bringing in a professional furniture restorer.

As they complete personal property restoration, other team members examine the floors of the home to determine the needed tools and cleaners for restoration. The extraction wands also serve to pull water from between the floorboards. Usually, a combination of mild cleaners and a shampoo machine can clean the carpets of any ill effects. Carpet pads quickly deteriorate though, so WRTs normally remove all pads, dry the floor with a set of air movers and exhaust fans, and then stretch the carpet back into place.

At SERVPRO of West Pensacola, the goal is to quickly clean every residence so the owners can return to their home and lives. If you need our help after a broken water heater or an overflowing dishwasher, call us today at (850) 469-1160. We are here for you.

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Pensacola, Fire and Smoke Cleanup, SERVPRO Knows How!!

5/14/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Pensacola, Fire and Smoke Cleanup, SERVPRO Knows How!! Fire Damage in Pensacola? No One Holds a Candle to SERVPRO for Mitigation and Cleanup

Unattended Candle Leads to Fire Damage in a Pensacola Home

Did you know candles cause an average of 15,000 fires resulting in damage per year? According to the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association), nearly one third occurred in the bedroom and were due to the person falling asleep with a candle lit.

When SERVPRO answered the call to mitigate fire damage in a Pensacola home caused by an unattended candle, fast action by the homeowner had put out the fire before it could spread too much. However, we found one section of a bedroom damaged by both fire, smoke and fire extinguisher residue.

Our technicians placed thick plastic containment barriers over the doorways and registers to contain odor-causing soot particles to the room. The area around the bed was affected by smoke. We removed the mattress as it had received too much damage for successful restoration and would only contribute odors to the room. We performed controlled demolition on the charred drywall and removed other contents too burned for remediation efforts. The homeowner was happy to learn that we could save both the vintage steel dresser and bedframe through our proprietary cleaning methods.

Using handheld vacuums with HEPA filters, our technicians removed both the fire extinguisher residue and soot from surfaces. SERVPRO technicians know soot particulates can range in sizes so small the human eye cannot see them, and we have the equipment to handle that. Our air scrubbers have a series of filtration layers within and HEPA filtration that capture the tiny airborne particulates that can leave significant odors behind.
Hand cleaning is another detail that increases chances for saving contents from fire loss through remediation. Fires produce different types of smoke, and each requires a unique cleaning approach for successful mitigation. Our technicians are certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and know how to choose the best cleaning method for each object in a room damaged due to fire.

Ventilation of the room occurred during the cleaning process, and this action in conjunction with a thorough cleaning and the application of one of our odor counteractants often is enough to eliminate fire odors left behind.

Whether your fire damage in your home is large or small, SERVPRO of West Pensacola is available to come to your aid 24-hours a day. Just call (850) 469-1160 and our emergency response team can be on-site within hours to make your fire loss "Like it never even happened."

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The Surefire Way To Water Damage Remediation in West Pensacola-SERVPRO

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Surefire Way To Water Damage Remediation in West Pensacola-SERVPRO Water damage can cause some serious headaches when it comes to repairing your home. Contact SERVPRO today for remediation help.

Musty Odors' Source Might Come from Water Damage in West Pensacola

Because of the proximity of residences in West Pensacola to natural bodies of water, many homes often have a fresh scent that drifts in from outside. When a house does not smell fresh, air fresheners seem like a quick fix. However, SERVPRO wants to assist you in finding the real cause. This helps you protect your property by removing the problem.

Some homes in West Pensacola harbor water damage. The cause of such deterioration can have multiple sources or just one. SERVPRO sends out IICRC-certified mitigation specialists who use specialized equipment to determine the location of lost water. We can also measure the moisture content in the affected materials, which helps in deciding which materials to save and which ones require replacements. Some of the time, we can thoroughly clean affected areas instead, and save our customers significant costs.

When we locate lost water that damages your property, we know it is crucial to stop this water from entering your living area. If we fail to close this off, your water damage problem can quickly return. Leaks can happen in any water line, along its length, or at any connection. Drains can also cause problems when they come loose or break when the house's structure shifts. Windows and doors can also leak during heavy rainstorms.

Just as we check for the amount of water still in the house's structure before we begin working, we continue to verify this information. Doing so ensures that we keep making progress and steadily dry out your home. Only after we restore dry conditions inside can we begin bringing in any needed materials to replace those that we cut away from the framework and put in bags for disposal.

To make the drying occur at a steady pace, SERVPRO uses powerful machines. These include air movers, heaters, desiccant machines, and extraction units. We do more than just dry things out. That musty odor that comes with many cases of water damage happens because of microscopic particles carried around in the air. Our air scrubbers get rid of these substances, as well as any dust, pollen, pet dander and individual hairs, and much more. We run these while we work, and not just at the end of the job, as this minimizes the dust produced when we remove a number of materials.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola is there to help homeowners in Myrtle Grove, Warrington, and Goulding with the mitigation process their property needs. When water damage causes problems for you, call us, 24/7, any day of the year, at (850) 469-1160.

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The Ultimate Deal On Fire Damage Remediation in West Pensacola

4/30/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Ultimate Deal On Fire Damage Remediation in West Pensacola Fire damage can happen anywhere. Call SERVPRO to help with your fire damage restoration needs.

Fire Damage Restoration in Your West Pensacola Home

Most people in West Pensacola are lost without their electrical appliances and gadgets that fill their homes. Everyone uses them all the time and are surrounded by them each day, so people do not think about the dangers they pose. Electrical cord safety is essential, as a broken or frayed cord can start a fire quickly.

When a frayed cored started a small fire in the living room of your home, you want help cleaning up the fire damage in West Pensacola right away. Leaving the settled smoke and soot to sit for too long creates additional damage. SERVPRO understands that moving fast in a situation like this is necessary, and we have the tools to help you make your home look as if nothing ever happened.

To keep you and your family safe, only use extension cords when necessary. It is safer to plug cords directly into the wall outlets, so do what you can to arrange items, so they are near outlets. Never connect a series of short extension cords, as this can be very dangerous and raises your risk for fire.

Part of the restoration process means that SERVPRO needs to deodorize the affected area. Small, odor-producing particles continue to generate odors if they are not cleaned effectively. We may need to remove the source of the odor from your home thoroughly to get rid of it entirely, such as charred structural materials. We also need to recreate the conditions which caused the odor penetration. For example, if smoke caused the issue, we use a deodorizing fog or smoke to eliminate the odors.

Additional ways to protect your home include keeping your cords neatly organized with approved cord bundling devices or ties. Labeling the ties as you go is a good idea as well so it is easier to find what cord you need when unplugging a DVD player or game system from your television.

Never plug any extension cords into a surge protector. Extension cords can heat up fast, especially if there are other plugs in the nearby outlets. Be sure you have a long enough cord each time and have different sizes on hand. Extension cords are reasonably inexpensive, so it is more than worth it to have different sizes available to you at all times.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola is here to restore your home in Warrington, Sanders Beach, or Goulding after a fire. Don’t hesitate to call us at (850) 469-1160 as soon as the flames are extinguished so we can help your family feel safe again.

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We Will Help You Get Back To Business In Pensacola After Flood Damage

4/8/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial We Will Help You Get Back To Business In Pensacola After Flood Damage When this business was flooded we responded right away with our state-of-the-art equipment and experience and removed the water from the facility.

More than Water Threatens when Your Pensacola Business Suffers Flood Damage

When seasonal extreme weather events brew in the Gulf, heavy rains, winds, and storm surge are all possible in Pensacola. The mix of water, salt, sand, marine life, roadway and landscaping chemicals, sewage, and other contaminants means your commercial building can need professional containment and hazardous waste disposal services. Your regular cleaning crew is not up to this multifaceted set of tasks, but we are.

Commercial flood damage in Pensacola requires that we pull out all the stops. If possible, it is best if we inventory, pack up and move out your electronics, furnishings, and documents. Our production facility is a safe and secure place for your portable business possessions, plus the technicians we assign to evaluate your packed-out items have specialized equipment and methodologies to clean and dry items you believed faced ruin. Our approach is flood damage restoration, not rip out and replace. This holds true for contents, too, saving you time and expense when we restore their appearance and function.

Back at your business real estate, the SERVPRO team has dug in, often using shovels initially to reduce the amount of muck and silt that swept in with the surge.  Flood waters are by definition Category 3 or black water, so we don personal protective gear (PPE) as we work to contain and then dispose of the contaminated fluid. We use pumps and extractors to clear the water rapidly.

The force of the flood water can push it into cavities between walls and other difficult to reach spaces. Our technicians use thermal scanning and moisture reading devices to locate hidden water so it can be evacuated. We remove residues and soiling with professional cleaning products and cleaning tools matched to the Category of the water, and then dry out spaces with commercial air movers, heaters, and dehumidifiers. Wherever the dirty water touched receives treatment with an EPA-registered disinfectant to prevent contact with pathogens and inhibit mold damage.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola uses its equipment and trained staff to your business’s advantage after flooding events. Call (850) 469-1160 day or night to get the process going.

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We Can Restore Your Pensacola Condo After A Flood

4/5/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Can Restore Your Pensacola Condo After A Flood Our crew works quickly to get your home back in order, so do not hesitate to contact us by dialing (850) 469-1160.

Cleaning Up Flood Damage In Your Pensacola Condo

When your Pensacola condo is in danger of flooding from local rivers rising this spring, it is good to be able to prepare your residence as much as possible before the waters reach you. Doing what you can ahead of time helps your home suffer less damage than if you did nothing, and it can make the aftermath of the floodwaters a lot easier to handle.

No matter what, after flooding in your Pensacola condo has occurred, you need the professional help of a flood damage remediation company to help you restore your home as quickly as possible. At SERVPRO, we understand the direness of the situation and that the longer the water sits, the more damage is done, so we do not waste any time getting to you after you contact us.

Your primary line of defense when you know the floodwaters are making their way to your residence is to use sandbags. Building a wall with these sacks can slow the water down enough so that it is more manageable. Old style sandbags work; however, they slow to fill and are heavy before they even get wet. There is a newer style that are pretty much flat bags filled with an absorbent material. Then, when wet, they sell up and present a barrier that is as good as the old-fashioned type.

Upon arrival to your home, SERVPRO technicians assess the extent of the damage first. Since this is a case of flooding, we always wear protective gear to protect us from possible contaminants in the water such as sewage and chemical runoff. We also have you and your family stay out of the home until we can finish restoring it so that we keep you safe. Truck-mounted pumps, industrial-sized fans, and dehumidifiers help us to remove the water from your condo and make it like nothing ever happened.

It is a good idea to purchase sandbags before you need them and store them in your garage in a high and dry location. The newer kinds are easy to store, as they do not take up much space until they are activated. For protecting a garage door or low entrance door, the sandbags are good to have on hand. The biggest problem with these newer bags is that they are not reusable.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola wants to help you after a flood affects your condo in Sanders Beach, Goulding or Warrington. Our crew works quickly to get your home back in order, so do not hesitate to contact us by dialing (850) 469-1160.

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We Take Immediate Action When Dealing With Water Damage Restoration In Pensacola

3/26/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO We Take Immediate Action When Dealing With Water Damage Restoration In Pensacola Our certified team is always ready to take on any damage big or small to your home. We have the right equipment to make your home livable again.

Why is SERVPRO Your Biggest Ally When There is Water Damage to Your Home in Pensacola?

As the summer months come upon us, homeowners need to be ready to face the elements. We usually focus on trimming any branches that might pose a threat to our roof or powerlines as well as stocking up on hurricane supplies which we hope we will never use. However, we often fail to prepare for smaller emergencies such as water damage caused by a leaky faucet or a broken water heater. These events can also disrupt our home and require the help of a professional team to be resolved.

When there is water damage to your home in Pensacola SERVPRO is the best resource at your disposal. Our team is available 24/7 and ready to arrive at your home for immediate action. Contrary to what is portrayed in media outlets, restoration of water damage should not be a do-it-yourself project. The consequences of not drying your home correctly and leaving water deposits can be long-lasting which is why the process is better left to a professional team.

Our SERVPRO technicians are IICRC-certified to handle water damage and know the best practices in the industry to tackle your needs. By using moisture meters and infrared technology, we can detect areas where water deposits exist, even if they are invisible to the naked eye. By thoroughly extracting water with submersible pumps and handheld devices, we set the stage for our air handlers and air movers to expedite the drying process. Aside from returning your home to normal, by being thorough, we prevent the proliferation of bacteria and the possibility of mold in the future. The training and expertise of our Green Fleet are valuable not only for the work we do today but for anticipating complications you could have as a result of the water damage.

In Pensacola SERVPRO of West Pensacola is your best ally when you encounter water damage in your home. Just reach out to us at (850) 469-1160 and let us leave your home "Like it never even happened."

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Our Crew Can Help Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Goulding

3/12/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Our Crew Can Help Restore Your Fire Damaged Home In Goulding Give us a call at (850) 469-1160.

Fire Debris And Secondary Damage In Your Goulding Home

There is no mistaking the devastation that could occur when a fire starts in your Goulding home. Fires can spread quickly from the initial combustion site to affect many areas of your property, damaging structural elements and spreading debilitating effects like soot and smoke residue on surfaces, furniture, and contents throughout your house. Once the flames have gotten extinguished, you should be looking for immediate assistance from trained professionals like our team.

There are several potential hurdles to overcome in restoring fire damage to your Goulding property. From the pressing structural concerns to the overwhelming effects that can get found throughout your home, you need professionals with the experience and equipment to work quickly to return your residence to preloss conditions. Our SERVPRO team has a 24-hour response to emergencies, offering comprehensive solutions from the initial inspection through the needed reconstruction and finished outcome.

Mitigation hinges on effective pack-out services and fire debris removal to occur immediately. Our technicians work to assess the full scope of the damage to determine which areas of your home must get torn out and later reconstructed. Our professionals utilize controlled demolition techniques overseen by our contracting team to ensure that the construction phase of the restoration to follow mitigation can happen immediately to get you back into your home quickly.

Secondary effects are also a component that our SERVPRO team must address through the early stages of mitigation. Often firefighting efforts themselves can cause damages to the structural integrity of your home and can also spread substantial water damage from extinguishing. We can approach this situation as we would other water loss incidents, working to preserve materials that can get saved and removing the lingering moisture and saturation to limit the possibilities of damaging situations like mold growth.

Many hurdles can stand between your fire-damaged home and its return to preloss conditions. You can depend on our skilled SERVPRO of West Pensacola fire restoration technicians to work tirelessly to get you back into your home after a fire disaster. Give us a call at (850) 469-1160.

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SERVPRO Goes High Tech to Locate Moisture in Flood Damaged Pensacola Homes

3/7/2019 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Goes High Tech to Locate Moisture in Flood Damaged Pensacola Homes Each vehicle in our Green Fleet is loaded with equipment to remove water from your home- day or night.

Flood Damage Technicians in Pensacola Talk About Drying Out Wall Cavities

If a severe thunderstorm strikes the Pensacola region, flooding is likely to occur. Once water gets deep outside your home, it is wise to call in a professional flood damage mitigation company such as SERVPRO. When water starts to build up on the streets of your neighborhood and in your yard, entry into your home is likely. Water can sometimes saturate through your walls or come in from the ground. When it enters from the floor, the moisture can cause extensive flood damage to your flooring materials.  

Once your carpets or other flooring materials get saturated, moisture can start to wick its way up your walls. When dealing with flood damage in Pensacola, our SERVPRO technicians test your drywall and other building materials for moisture content. We determine how wet your building materials are by testing levels in both areas that were affected and regions that were not. By testing materials that did not get affected by moisture, we determine our target levels for drying. We know that if your drywall gets wet, then there is a chance that the studs and exterior walls inside the wall cavity also got affected.  

If there is moisture inside your wall cavity, then it is possible that your structural components can get damaged. When drying out wall cavities, we usually utilize one of two methods or at times a combination of the two. If your walls get saturated then, we can cut the drywall a foot or two up from the floor so that we can push air into your wall cavities. If the moisture content inside your walls is not extremely high, then we can utilize an injection drying system.  

Injection dryers consist of a fan with a series of tubes running from them. We drill holes into your walls and insert the tubes so that the fan pushes air into the cavity. Once moisture levels return to normal, we patch all of the holes in your drywall. If you ever notice wet building materials after a flood, call SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 24/7.

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Water Damage is Never A Challenge For Our SERVPRO Technicians!

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage is Never A Challenge For Our SERVPRO Technicians! Our team is here for you when a water disaster strikes.

Approaches that Help Deal with the Challenges of Water Damage in Pensacola

Water is the standard cleaning solution in almost every situation. However, just like its positive utilities, it can cause a wide range of problems if it spills into unwanted areas of your home. Stains, loss of structural integrity in different materials, and microbial growth are just a few examples. To restore your home to preloss state, you have to address all the issues. We offer Pensacola homeowners an integrated solution that deals with the problem "Like it never even happened."

After an incident of water damage in Pensacola, most of the water remains visible, pooling on the floor and other surfaces, while the rest soaks into fabrics and other porous materials. However, a certain percentage migrates beyond the visible areas. Restoration can only be thorough if all the water in concealed areas is traced and dried. Our SERVPRO technicians use advanced gadgets to do this. We have FLIR thermal cameras that identify wet and warm areas even if concealed behind a wall. We also have moisture sensors and meters with probes that penetrate materials establishing whether there is excess moisture beneath the dry surface.

Stains form easily if dyes in fabrics run after exposure to water affecting other fabrics, upholstery, and carpets. Stains can also develop from rusting metals, microbial growth which forms black or white patches on fabrics or seepage of resins and finishes from wood. Most cases of staining happen if restoration efforts take too long to start. Our SERVPRO technicians work fast to prevent this. For example, we remove items like area rugs, books, and draperies lying on the carpet to avoid staining. We also work on any existing stains before drying carpets to prevent setting.

Removing all the standing water from a house is an integral part of the restoration. Such removal should happen fast because, within 24-48 hours after the spill, mold starts developing. Apart from removing water, there is a need to lower the relative humidity because levels above 60% can lead to mold growth even all the water is extracted. Our SERVPRO technicians use high capacity water extractors that can remove up to 36,000 gallons of water per day. We also have desiccant and refrigerant dehumidifiers that help expedite drying.

You can deal with water loss easily with help from SERVPRO of West Pensacola. Call us at (850) 469-1160 for any water-related problems. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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