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Who Offers Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning for Pensacola Restaurants?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Technicians Provide Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Services and More For Pensacola Restaurants

Restaurants need community support now more than ever. As eateries prepare to reopen their doors to patrons, kitchen maintenance is a must to prevent disasters and mechanical failures that can disrupt the flow of business. Fortunately, there is a licensed team that can help.

If your Pensacola restaurant needs if/then, commercial kitchen cleanup for your Pensacola eatery, SERVPRO technicians are now licensed to provide the following services:

  • Exhaust hood cleaning and filter changes
  • Restaurant equipment disinfectant application
  • Electrostatic spraying at no additional cost every time you change your filters

SERVPRO also provides odor control services, mold remediation, fire, and water-related disaster cleanup, and much more to keep commercial facilities cleaned to code. Technicians and franchise owners alike receive training in disaster cleaning, restoration, and rebuilding to benefit local businesses.

Adhering to NFPA Requirements for Kitchen Hood and Exhaust Systems

Your inspection frequency may vary based on the type of food service that you offer:

  • Annual service is required for low-volume cooking operations. This can include day camps, churches, and seasonal businesses.
  • Semi-annual service is necessitated for moderate-volume cooking operations.
  • Quarterly servicing is required for high-volume eateries, such as charbroiling, wok cooking, or 24-hour eateries
  • Monthly service is needed for eateries that cook with solid fuel like charcoal.

How NFPA 96 Applies to Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hoods

Cleaning for Escambia County commercial kitchen exhaust systems is a complex process that must be performed by licensed professionals. SERVPRO can ensure that cleanup is done per National Fire Protection Association requirements per NFPA 96.

What is NFPA 96?

This code sets the minimum standards necessary for the cleaning of commercial kitchen exhaust systems. Its full title is NFPA 96: Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations. This collection of best practices reduces fire risks for building occupants, cleaning operators, and assets in both private and public commercial kitchen spaces.

What provisions are in NFPA 96 for exhaust system filters?

Pensacola eateries should be aware of the following guidelines for their exhaust hood filters:

  • Grease filters should be easy to access and remove for cleaning and replacement and must be installed at an angle no less than 45 degrees from the horizontal.
  • All exhaust air should pass through these filters, and the material should not distort or crush during day-to-day operations, handling, or cleaning.
  • Filters should be made of steel or an equivalent material.
  • Avoid the use of mesh filters unless they are an integral part of the exhaust hood or work in conjunction with a primary hood per UL 1046. These filters should be a minimum of 1.2 meters—or 4 feet—above the cooking surface that uses solid fuel.
  • Spark arrestor filters are required for cooking facilities that use solid fuel like wood or charcoal.

NFPA 96 also covers fire codes for grease containment systems, duct access, access panels, and fan hinges, as well as hood inspection and cleaning.

How SERVPRO Cleans Your Commercial Kitchen Space

Exhaust cleaning is performed in accordance with NFPA 96 with commercial-grade equipment. Cleanup can include grease removal, filter changes, and inspecting and repositioning equipment to fit current NFPA guidelines. SERVPRO technicians also offer a multi-pronged cleaning service that is aimed at more than just cleaning Pensacola exhaust systems. This team can also apply disinfectant to all surfaces in your eatery with a commercial-grade electrostatic sprayer.

This sprayer works by dispensing a fine mist that carries a positive electrical charge. The charge draws it to all kinds of surfaces, even hard-to-reach areas behind equipment, cabinetry, and every other nook and cranny in your facility. The layer of cleaner created by this mist goes on dry so that staff can get back to business within minutes of application. This service comes for free with your exhaust hood servicing and filter changes to ensure that your restaurant is thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom.

Technicians can also apply EPA-registered disinfectant solutions to surfaces in your commercial facilities. These cleaners are hospital-grade and also suitable for sanitizing food preparation spaces. Steam cleaning equipment is also used for sanitizing commercial kitchens and ridding them of grease and other debris.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola wants to support local restaurants with a thorough cleanup that keeps their eateries up to code and compliant with NFPA regulations. Find out more about our range hood, exhaust cleaning, and electrostatic spraying services when you call (850) 469-1160.

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How Do I Handle Damaged Walls After a Flood in My Home?

5/20/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Technicians Repair Your Home After a Flood 

Florida residents are no strangers to natural disasters, including flooding caused by intense summer storms or a hurricane. Even when you take all the proper precautions, floodwaters still have a tendency to make it into the home, sometimes causing structural damage. 

Why are Professional Services Necessary? 

Having to fix flood-damaged walls in your Pensacola home is not as simple as removing and replacing drywall. SERVPRO’s IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification) technicians need to take the high-humidity content due to the Florida environment plus the additional moisture from the flood into consideration. Technicians also need to rid the home of potential contaminants brought in by the floodwater by using disinfectants and professional equipment. 

What Type of Secondary Damage Could Occur if Left Unattended? 

  • Potential spread of bacterial or viral contamination if contained in the floodwater
  • Further structural damage if moisture spreads from the impacted area
  • Dangerous mold infestations that thrive in moist, humid conditions

How Does SERVPRO Stop Further Damage to My Walls?

  • We use moisture sensors to detect moisture that may not be visible
  • Controlled demolition may be required, depending on the level of damage
  • Technicians perform flood cuts six inches above the damage to keep moisture from spreading
  • We dry the impacted area including wall cavities using air movers and dehumidifying equipment

How Do You Fix the Walls?

  • After the area is thoroughly dried and moisture content restored, technicians replace the drywall
  • Repaint the wall to make sure it looks like it did before the flood

Our restoration specialists remove flood water through extraction measures, cleaning surfaces, and carpets with antimicrobials to eliminate any potential contamination from the floodwater. Even after replacing the walls, they may continue the use of air movers and dehumidifiers to keep humidity levels down and assist in ventilating the home. We put to good use our Mold Remediation Contractor License #: MRSR 2768 and Biohazard Contractor License #: 17-64-1560497 to restore your property, “Like it never even happened.”

For 24/7 Emergency Assistance, Contact SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned – a defensive cleaning program

5/18/2020 (Permalink)

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Let us help you get back to business

As our communities re-open in Pensacola, we’re all moving back toward a new kind of normal. The expectations of visitors, customers, and employees who come into our establishments have evolved, and staying safe and well is a top concern. The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed what it means to be clean, and we’ve developed a program to help your business meet the new higher standard of clean that is now expected.

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program we’re offering to businesses and commercial locations to address the current COVID-19 pandemic. This proactive viral pathogen cleaning program goes well beyond janitorial or carpet cleaning. By choosing Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you, your employees, your customers, and your community can rest assured that you’ve selected a higher cleaning standard – you are Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.

Extensive training and specialized products

As the #1 choice in cleanup and restoration*, we stand on more than 50 years of experience and expertise to help your business become Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned.  Beyond fire & water, SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination and chemical spills – always adhering to the cleaning and decontamination standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities. 

From formulating and creating our proprietary cleaning products, like SERVPROXIDE, at our headquarters in Gallatin, TN, to taking the utmost care while disinfecting, we will ensure you and your business are set up to inspire consumer confidence as the economy continues to reopen.

3 C’s – Consult, Clean, and Certify

When the stakes are this high, you want a partner who has developed an industry leading, proprietary training program, cleaning solutions, and remediation processes over decades. We’ve cleaned up some of the most challenging biohazards imaginable. Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned reflects our unique experiences and capabilities. The program is grounded with our unique 3 C’s: Consult, Clean, and Certify.

  • Consult – Every business is different, which is why you’ll be assigned a Cleaning Protocol Consultant who understands your business and will create a cleaning program to meet your specific needs. This program will be developed based on your business type, size of space, amount of high frequency touchpoints, foot traffic and congestion points.
  • Clean – Based on your specific business needs, your location will undergo a thorough, deep clean, using exclusive cleaning products, according to protocols set forth by the CDC. Our employees have years of experience, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform. Cleanup procedures generally include cleaning of porous and non-porous surfaces, disinfecting of non-porous surfaces, cleaning and disinfecting of equipment, tools, and/or supplies used for cleanup process, and disposal of hazardous materials.  In the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 event, we will be there cleaning within 24 hours to ensure you get back to business as quickly as possible. 
  • Certify - Once your business location has been Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, you will gain access to proprietary signage, digital emblems, and other collateral that communicates that you’ve selected a higher standard of clean available to help protect your employees and customers. And because we add the day, month, and year to that proprietary stamp of clean, your guests will know that not only did you choose Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned,but that your location is being cleaned regularly at this standard.

Call today for a Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation

We’re Here to Help – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – until life is back to normal in the communities we all call home.

Call SERVPRO of West Pensacola today at (850) 469-1160 for your Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned consultation.

* #1 Choice in cleanup & restoration based Commercial Attitude & Usage Tracking study. Polling 816 commercial business decision makers on first choice for future needs related to cleanup & restoration work. Study conducted by C&R Research: October 2019

Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned means professionally trained SERVPRO franchises perform the requested cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection services according to proprietary SERVPRO protocols and recognized industry and CDC standards with EPA approved cleaning products to deliver a SERVPRO certified cleaning experience.  Each SERVPRO franchise is independently owned and operated.

What is the Key to Understanding Fire Damage to Home?

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damage in Pensacola Homes SERVPRO technicians are trained to remediate any level of damage after a fire disaster. Call (850) 469-1160 today to discuss.

Being Knowledgeable and Experienced in All Aspects of Fire Damage to Your Pensacola Home is Where SERVPRO Can Help

Say the words ‘house fire’, and the first image for many people is a burned-out structure with total property loss. The reality is that most damage is due to the residue left behind by smoke and soot. If the fire was slow-burning and quickly extinguished, the home and its contents are restorable to their pre-fire state.

Before we start to repair fire damage to a Pensacola home, it is important to understand which levels of fire damage our response team encounters. The severity of the fire determines the number of personnel, type of equipment, cleaning solutions, and how long we need to be on the job. SERVPRO has determined three levels that define our tasks after a fire has struck your home.

Levels of Fire Damage

Minor Damage – Smoke residues do not affect the entire house or apartment. The amount of residue is light to moderate. Restoration services include dry and wet cleaning of the structure, furniture and personal property. Only minor items (small lamps or paperback books) require replacing, and only a few walls and ceilings need repainting.

Medium Damage – The smoke residues affect more areas of the home. The residue is more pronounced, meaning that wet cleaning is necessary for more property and dry cleaning may not be possible at all. Our technicians can still clean most of the damaged property on the site though. The amount that requires replacement is higher and includes larger items such as furniture. There is heat damage to cabinets, and drywall, wood floors may need refinishing. Smoke odors are much stronger with medium damage and may still linger after cleaning. If so, technicians require additional time and equipment to deodorize your home.

Major Damage – Structure and property damage is severe near the source of the fire. Repair or replacement of interior walls and support beams is needed. Smoke residues are throughout the home and smoke odors are exceptionally powerful and pungent. The structure requires extensive cleaning and deodorization; furniture and other personal property require cleaning using machines and chemicals available only at a SERVPRO facility. Emergency services, including boarding up the home and quick removal of debris, are needed to prevent further loss due to weather, continued residue exposure and possibly trespassers. Our technicians must also establish a source of electricity to support restoration efforts.

Possible Delays in Restoring Fire Damaged Property

When a fire razes your property, the urgency to restore it is usually apparent. However, various obstacles can crop up delaying or prolonging the process. Hurdles can range from regulatory obstacles, limited resources, to a lack of necessary skills. We offer professional restoration services, and from experiences, we can help you overcome most hurdles with ease.

At times of an emergency like fire damage in Pensacola, you might expect help from everyone including the authorities, and not legal obstacles. However, due to overlaps in federal, state and local regulations, it might feel like the authorities are out to sabotage your efforts. Working with a professional restoration team like SERVPRO helps eliminate these hurdles because we know which permit is necessary, which waste disposal method is allowed, and generally how to comply with all regulations.

The Process of Saving Your Valuables

After a fire, there are items to throw away and others to save through restorative cleaning or resurfacing. A hurdle many people face is deciding whether to throw items away especially if they hold sentimental value. It is also possible to throw away salvageable items assuming that the damage is beyond repair. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on their extensive FSRT training when evaluating remnants of a fire incident. We separate the remains into salvageable, unsalvageable and questionable categories. We take the questionable items away for specialized offsite cleaning which can help you save sentimental items that you would otherwise throw away.

Water Damage is Possible

Fires cause severe damage, but in many cases, additional damages still happen long after the embers die down. Typical causes of such additional damage include the water used in the efforts to put out the blaze or the methods used during restoration. Our SERVPRO crews are equipped to extract any water pooling around after a blaze. This helps prevent mold and other related moisture problems. We also use unique cleaning methods such as soda blasting to clean ruined surfaces without causing additional damages.

The period after a fire incident presents various challenges. Call SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 to help you overcome any hurdles. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster!

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How Should I Deodorize Hidden Structural Component Fire Damage In My Myrtle Grove Home?

5/6/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damage in Myrtle Grove FL As the fire burned, the superheated air rose and perhaps penetrated deeply into these types of materials.

SERVPRO Uses Best Practices to Remove Odors After A Hidden Structural Component Fires

If your home continues to smell smoky even after initial deodorization post-fire damage steps are taken, SERVPRO staff may need to investigate more thoroughly where hidden pockets of odor bearing materials or residues may be hiding. Houses with attics or storage areas between the uppermost ceiling and the roof may hold the key to the persistent odor within the insulation or even the rafters of the dwelling. As the fire burned, the superheated air rose and perhaps penetrated deeply into these types of materials. Ordinarily, these recesses are rarely viewed or explored, but if they hold the source of the unpleasant smoke smell, they will need to be cleaned and treated with appropriate products by our certified technicians to complete a thorough fire damage restoration.

Fire damage remediation within your Myrtle Grove attic may require smoke contaminated insulation to be removed and discarded to eliminate the smoke odors. It may be possible to reduce the smell by ventilating the attic or crawl space and treating the insulation in place. We will review the deodorizers available and apply to the insulation if it appears the smoke damage is limited to the surface of roll or foam insulation. A clean layer of new insulation may do the trick of blocking fire odors if it is placed over the existing blanketing. Thermal fogging of the attic or crawl space done at this point can also reduce odors.

If the rafters have sustained fire damage, they first need to be inspected for safety and the capacity to continue providing structural integrity for your home. SERVPRO technicians will evaluate the sustainability of the wooden structure just below the roofline. If charring and residues are present but are not profound enough to require removal of the rafters, scraping and brushing the debris off can help reduce odors. Liquid or spray deodorizers may take care of lingering smells. Tough odors may dissipate if the surface fire damage is removed and the area sealed. We usually recommend the same sealant used in HVAC systems that harbor smoke odors.

The professionals at SERVPRO of West Pensacola will not rest until all evidence of fire damage is removed from your home, including odors. Call (850) 469-1160 to get a fire damage and odor elimination plan designed today.

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How Can Pensacola Properties Procure Disinfection Services?

5/5/2020 (Permalink)

yellow gloved hands spraying a wood surface and holding a blue rag SERVPRO can help safe-guard your Pensacola home during these difficult times

SERVPRO has years of experience handling sanitization of biohazard-level cleaning needs

This novel virus has been grabbing the headlines in Pensacola and across the world and with good reason. The virus spreads rapidly and the Center for Disease Control has been able to confirm airborne transmission via droplets from coughing. Researchers also assume a high probability for the spread via high-touch surfaces so it is vital to ensure that surfaces and areas used by more than one person receive regular cleaning to lessen the chance of spreading of the disease.

What can SERVPRO do for Pensacola property owners that need disinfection services? 

Our IICRC-certified technicians have training in handling dangerous pathogens and mitigation  of biohazards with EPA-registered cleaning agents and specialized equipment.

  • The application disinfectants by thermal fogging. This method heats a disinfectant solution to temperatures that cause it to become a vapor, and it is then spread throughout the premises to penetrate and neutralize pathogens within porous materials. 
  • Cleaning of surfaces with antimicrobial agents following CDC best practices
  • The use of air scrubbers during cleaning to capture any potential airborne pathogens

The degree and level of cleaning that is performed can be regulated on the basis of known factors with regard to any exposure your facility may have had to infected persons. Facilities that have not been exposed to anyone known or suspected to have the virus may want to consider proactive cleaning, which can be something as simple as the application of an EPA-registered disinfectant. For facilities that have been exposed to persons known or suspected to have a virus the scope may include varying levels of cleaning and the application of disinfectants.  Call SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 for assistance or questions about how to improve the safety of your facilities today.

Advice from the medical and scientific community regarding how to deal with the coronavirus is based on present knowledge, which is subject to change as the situation continues to develop. There can be no assurance that disinfectants alone will be adequate to fully eliminate the virus. We are not physicians or infectious disease professionals. Consult your medical professionals for individual medical advice.

Do You Need Help Assessing Minor Fire Damage in Your Pensacola Home?

5/1/2020 (Permalink)

Fire Damage in Pensacola Home Kitchen fires are pretty common especially when you cook all or most of your meals. Call SERVPRO to assess and remediate your home after a fire.

SERVPRO Offers Helpful Ways to Look at Fire Damage Remediation

A fire that flares up in your Pensacola home, fortunately, is brought under control swiftly. After the shock of the blaze and the relief that it was short-lived, putting the whole affair behind is desirable. The question many homeowners have is whether what seems like slight damage needs special attention. There are several reasons to bring in fire mitigation experts even if the aftermath seems insignificant.

The minor fire damage done to your Pensacola home after a grease fire in the kitchen might seem to be confined and cleanup manageable. Before you try to tackle the task yourself or have a general cleaning service handle the mess it is prudent to have one of our experienced fire project managers take a look at the scene. Our team is well-qualified to assess the apparent damage and look for secondary issues and the inadvertent spread of soot, smoke, and other fire residues into additionals spaces in the house.

Any fire event requires a means of suppression. Typically that involves chemical extinguishers, water, or both. The damage possible if the water is not removed and the area dried out correctly can be more severe than the fire itself. SERVPRO crews evaluate the extent of the water saturation and residual moisture, including tracing any migration of the water from the fire site to adjoining rooms and levels inside your home. We plan and complete water removal and dry out all affected structural components and contents first. This ensures secondary damage like mold growth or progressive building material deterioration does not occur.

Many homes have interconnected heating and cooling ductwork. If the HVAC system was in operation or the vents were open during the fire smoke and soot easily moves from the fire site to other rooms in the house. The IICRC training SERVPRO technicians complete anticipates this possibility. We investigate the potential spread of the fire residues and take steps to include that dispersal in our fire restoration plan. Our team is also experts in HVAC ductwork cleaning, deodorization, and sealing if necessary.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola awaits your call after any fire damage to your home, regardless of its severity on the first impression. Contact us at (850) 469-1160 to schedule a comprehensive inspection of your premises.

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

4/27/2020 (Permalink)

Water Damage in Pensacola Home Being Repaired by SERVPRO 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.

We Take Immediate Action When Dealing With Water Damage Restoration 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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Are You a Restaurant in Perdido Key Dealing with Possible Mold Damage?

4/21/2020 (Permalink)

Perdido Key Restaurant Mold Damage Repair Mold problems in the back of your restaurant can quickly seep out to the main dining area. Contact SERVPRO if you suspect mold.

Waiting and Wondering Only Makes Things Worse. SERVPRO Can Arrive 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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How to Deal with the Aftermath of Flood Damage in Goulding?

4/16/2020 (Permalink)

Floodwaters from Storm Damage in Goulding Florida Flood damage is ordinarily weather-related, and when it happens, it can lead to tremendous losses.

SERVPRO Technicians Can Professionally Restore Your Flood Damaged Property

Flood damage is ordinarily weather-related, and when it happens, it can lead to tremendous losses. Despite that, if you take the right actions, you can salvage most of your items and prevent further damage. If you are working with professionals in the restoration industry, you can readily know what is restorable and what you should replace. We are looking at some of the incidents you should expect in Goulding after a flood. 

There are cases where flood damage in Goulding can make cracks to appear in the foundation. For instance, clay expands when it absorbs water, and that can lead to an uneven lifting of the slabs. Additionally, cracks can appear on exterior walls, and embedded pipes may rupture. Our SERVPRO technicians can perform a structural assessment and determine whether the house is safe to enter or not. If you notice that windows and doors are not opening after a flood, there is a possibility that foundation damage has already taken place.

The drywall of your building may weaken after exposure to water with the paper facing providing food that facilitates mold growth. During the restoration process, our SERVPRO technicians remove the soft, moldy, or crumbly drywall and recommend a replacement. There is also the need to gut down the ceilings and walls to the framing after the water event. We do that to clean the insides and make sure we can quickly dry them to prevent mold damage.

If the insulation in your building is made of foams or fibers, it can hold water and a replacement necessary after it becomes wet. Our SERVPRO team also cleans and dries all framing to prevent mold, which flourishes in moist and warm conditions. Where necessary, we set up space heaters, dehumidifiers, and air movers to enhance the drying process.

At SERVPRO of West Pensacola, we aim at making your property “Like it never even happened,” after water, storm, fire, or mold damage disaster. Call us at (850) 469-1160 and learn more about the residential and commercial restoration services we have in place for you.

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