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Communication is Key

10/5/2021 (Permalink)

4 people squatting near a kitchen sink with cabinets open talking Understanding the issue

The success of most everything we do can typically be traced back to our level of communication. Did we communicate plans or job orders clearly? Did we communicate our goals or intentions clearly? At SERVPRO if West Pensacola we are always working towards optimizing our communication, whether that is with our customers, insurance professionals, vendors or our team, we know that clear and consistent communication is what makes a good organization into a great one. You can have all the skills and resources in the work, but if you don't communicate well then there is bound to be some breakdowns and bottlenecks that lower the ceiling on your business. Our policy is to communicate with customers and pertinent parties involved in a job daily, until we follow through and the job is complete. Job status reports as well as just checking in to make sure they feel informed. Scheduled daily and weekly staff meetings with our team as well as impromptu huddles keep us on the same page and working together. Its not to say we have perfected the system but we are constantly working on being better at communication.

Odor Neutralizing

10/4/2021 (Permalink)


Odor Removal
SERVPRO OF WEST PENSACOLA


If you have moved into a new home or commercial
space and realize the last occupants were smokers, we
can help. Candles and open windows can't always get
rid of those lingering offensive smells.
As experts in deodorization, we are trained to identify
and eliminate these odors.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola is equipped with multiple tools to fight odor. We often use our Hydroxl generator or ozone machines to actually attack and break down odors on a molecular level. Going after the molecule structure of the compounds and breaking them apart  to eliminate the smell completely. We also will perform a detailed wipe down.,Covering every area that has been effected, so that we not only remove particles but are able to leave behind a clean, disinfected area, that smells good!!
Call us today and our professionals can make your
space more enjoyable.
SERVPRO of West Pensacola
1101 S. Fairfield Dr
Pensacola, FL. 32506
850-469-1160

Comprehensive Building Service

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

There are not many companies that can say  that they “Do it all”  but SERVPRO Of West Pensacola comes pretty close.  From any kind of damages starting on the roof all the way down to a flooded basement with mold in it we can take care of it or if we aren't able to, we have the ability to subcontract a qualified professional. We have spent a lot  of time the last few years, meeting and working with other service industry businesses. And we are proud of the close network of trusted quality crafts people that we do business with. We work with many great vendors, possibly some of the best in the area so don’t hesitate to call us, even if your not sure we specialize in the area of your need, chances are we can handle it or we know someone that definitely can…we will be glad to either answer a question or utilize one of our vendors to take care of your issue in the same professional SERVPRO of West Pensacola way.

SERVPRO STORM RESPONSE

9/26/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Logo Equipment Side of equipment with logo

The SERVPRO Team has seen the necessity for a robust and reliable storm response over the past 6 months. Multiple large storms and consistent rain have hit our region. SERVPRO bands together to respond to the local community, by the help of our national resources. The Storm Response Program maximizes production volume as a result of weather and catastrophic events. The system is capable of scaling to manage catastrophic events – from a local micro-burst which provides only a few damages, up to large-scale hurricanes where thousands are in need and require hundreds of crews. So when our community is hit, we always have the capacity to answer to the needs of the area. As a local SERVPRO we are thankful to the  dedicated storm responders that have served other regions in need, and have helped make SERVPRO of West Pensacola a dependable emergency response solution that is here to help when our clients and customers need us!

Why SERVPRO is the Choice of Insurance Professionals and Property Managers

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO HOUSE LOGO WITH GREEN BACKGROUND SERVPRO makes life easier

Its all about the process. SERVPRO has built a tried and true system that is geared towards making the claims process smooth and efficient for all parties involved, from the adjuster to the property manager  and essentially the property owner or resident. A couple of the key elements are COMMUNICATION and DOCUMENTATION. Optimally SERVPRO of West Pensacola will already have done a full property evaluation and photo documented the entire facility or residence. So that the preexisting condition is well established. If these photos are not in place then, the new get the call to respond to the loss, we immediately begin to photo document the entire area and gather data such as moisture readings, mold spores, and conditions of all parts of the structure from the roof and exterior to the interior guts and insulation. We then are able to build our estimates based on established IICRC protocols, so that everything is packaged for the Insurance Adjuster to compare data and evaluate the policy in accordance with accurate proof of the damages and evidence of the cause of loss. This makes for a swift turn around on getting claims approved, and allowing us to start reconstructing the property for the customer!! Easy as that!

Effects of Water Damage Over Time

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

water damaged wall moisture effects on a wall

Water Damage Timeline

Within Minutes

  • Water quickly spreads throughout your property, saturating everything in its path.
  • Water is absorbed into walls, floors, upholstery, and belongings.
  • Furniture finishes may bleed, causing permanent staining on carpets.
  • Photographs, books, and other paper goods start to swell and warp.

Hours 1 - 24:

  • Drywall begins to swell and break down.
  • Metal surfaces begin to tarnish.
  • Furniture begins to swell and crack.
  • Dyes and inks from cloth and paper goods spread and stain.
  • A musty odor appears.

48 Hours to 1 Week:

  • Mold and mildew may grow and spread.
  • Doors, windows, and studs swell and warp.
  • Metal begins to rust and corrode.
  • Furniture warps and shows signs of mold.
  • Paint begins to blister.
  • Wood flooring swells and warps.
  • Serious biohazard contamination is possible.

More Than 1 Week:

  • Restoration time and cost increase dramatically; replacing contaminated materials and structural rebuilding may be extensive.
  • Structural safety, mold growth, and biohazard contaminants pose serious risks to occupants.

SERVPRO Professional Cleaning

9/21/2021 (Permalink)

SERVPRO hazmat suit with mask and wand SERVPRO CERTIFIED CLEANING TECHNICIAN

Cleaning Service
SERVPRO OF WEST PENSACOLA

Most people don't realize we offer a professional cleaning service. Out team will clean your home or business from top to bottom.

Ceiling and wall cleaning should be part of the cleaning maintenance of your home or business. You should also clean walls before painting so the primer and paint can adhere properly.

Whether you are preparing to paint or just looking for professional cleaning, SERVPRO of West Pensacola can help.

Our services extend into bio-pathogen clean up as well as commercial facilities and equipment. We have certified and trained technicians able to respond to biohazard cleanups, and dangerous chemicals. When a spill or accident happens, don't hesitate to call us, we have the resources to respond properly. 

Water Damage

9/16/2021 (Permalink)

24 Hour Emergency Water Damage Servic

SERVPRO of WEST PENSACOLA is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is crucial. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

We Answer the Phone Ready to Help
Call Today - 
850-469-1160 

We understand that when you call us, you may be feeling confused, stressed, and vulnerable. You need an expert to guide you through this crisis. SERVPRO of WEST PENSACOLA  has the specific water damage training and experience to help you through this tough time. We specialize in water damage restoration—in fact, it's the cornerstone of our business.

What to Expect

When you call, we will ask several questions regarding your water damage emergency. These questions will help us determine what equipment and resources to bring, including how many trained SERVPRO Professionals may be needed.

Our SERVPRO Representative will ask several questions:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Your insurance information (if applicable)
  • The street address of the water-damaged home or business
  • When did the flooding or water damage occur?
  • What caused the water damage (if known)?
  • Is there electricity available (on-site)?

Mold Removal - Techniques for Combating Mold

1/13/2021 (Permalink)

Man with sprayer spraying walls and Man looking up to Attic - SERVPRO of West Pensacola - 1101 S Fairfield Dr, Pensacola, FL Mold Inspection vs Remediation

Read on to know about the basic principles of mold remediation and the right way and methods to safely remove it from your home without jeopardizing your safety and health. Mold is the most common element found in the environment, especially in damp areas like bathrooms and basements. Mold spores are attracted to organic materials such as human waste, damp clothes, and foods. And although many people may find it harmless, a mold infestation can also cause serious structural damage to a building or place of business.

Mold remediation starts with finding out what caused the contamination. This will enable you to determine the specific areas where the mold has been growing. Mold spores live in indoor air by utilizing keratin as a nutrient storage system. If there is enough moisture present, they thrive, multiplying to form the annoying yellow, black, or greenish fungus. The first step is to dry the area to get rid of the moisture.

Mold remediation technicians or experts usually use different methods to keep the mold spores out of indoor air. One of the common methods is the installation of a dehumidifier, which functions by removing excess humidity and moisture in a room or an entire building. This is important because, without moisture, mold spores cannot survive and spread.

Mold removal technicians also use a variety of chemical products to treat spores and prevent future outbreaks. These toxic chemicals must be handled with extreme care because even when used correctly they can still leave behind residues. Most mold removal professionals use fungicides, particularly for true mold removal. These products are most effective when combined with steam cleaning because the moisture is extracted during the cleaning process.

A great way to keep mycotoxins from returning is to fix any plumbing issues in your house, including leaks. Leaks in your pipes will attract moisture and mycotoxins as well. A well-kept, leak-free house is the ideal habitat for mycotoxins and mold growth.

For problems that are not so severe, regular dusting and vacuuming can go a long way in solving a problem. By removing the moisture and the mold spores, dusting, and vacuuming is not needed. Another method of mold remediation that can be used is drying the area completely using fans and drying techniques. Finally, moldy areas can be removed using effective mold removal techniques.

Why choose SERVPRO of West Pensacola for COVID-19 cleaning?

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

a person in protective gear and mask spraying a disinfectant with the SERVPRO logo beneath as well as an IICRC certification SERVPRO certified technician, disinfecting

Why Choose SERVPRO of West Pensacola for COVID 19 cleaning?

The Covid 19 Virus has been a definitive part of 2020, and SERVPRO of West Pensacola has been involved from the very beginning of the pandemic. We were a good ways ahead of the class, because leading into the winter of 2019 we invested in electrostatic sprayers to be able to help try and curb FLU outbreaks in the school systems. So when the Pensacola area started to report positive cases of COVID-19, we were ready to respond immediately. Many of our larger business and manufacturing plants in the area were able to call on us from the very beginning and start having their facilities frequently disinfected, as a precautionary measure, allowing them to stay in business, and prevent outbreaks within their workforce. We enrolled our staff in NORMI training so that our technicians are Certified in Bio-Pathogen Application. This gives them a better understanding of how viruses and pathogens work, as well as the reasons behind what disinfectants to use and how to effectively apply them. We have become well versed in proper procedures for COVID cleanings, ranging from Stage-1 preventative cleaning to Stage-3 positive cases. In the event of positive cases, all of our techs wear full PPE gear, with full body protective suits, face masks/ventilators, gloves and coverings. Along with applying disinfectant using Electrostatic sprayers, our technicians also cover affected areas by wiping down by hand. SERVPRO of West Pensacola also uses purely harmless products for disinfectant. Our favorite product is BENEFECT, because it is plant-based, being derived from Thyme, and doesn’t have any negative effects on people, which allows us to be able to spray in work environments, and have people get back to work quickly after we are done, so that the work day and production are not impeded. At this point in the fight against COVID-19 it is about trying to help people stay healthy, and continue to allow businesses and workers to keep moving forward. We are well prepared with the best in equipment and trained, experienced staff. We have created the Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program, that involves window decals, table toppers and signage to let the public know that a building or facility has been officially cleaned by a Certified SERVPRO technician. SERVPRO of West Pensacola continues to take care of our community, and are able to take on much more, thanks to the efficiency of our team and electrostatic sprayers. The Pensacola community is still in a state of need with the current coronavirus circumstances. So we pride ourselves on being a very affordable option in these cleanings, so that businesses that are working to recover can still have comprehensive sanitization at a cost that is viable for their business model.