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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.


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Pensacola Home Under Water from Flooding? Get Fast Help from SERVPRO

2/19/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Pensacola Home Under Water from Flooding? Get Fast Help from SERVPRO Pensacola Homes and Commercial Buildings Benefit from SERVPRO's Extensive Industry-Leading Equipment Manned by Skilled Technicians

Why SERVPRO Chooses Certain Equipment for Flood Damage Mitigation in Pensacola

During a flood, Pensacola neighborhoods become murky places where sidewalks disappear, and safe areas become dangerous. Gas lines become weak and can cause explosions. Water lines also become stressed wherever they have exposed sections because of the force of the water flowing around them. Entire neighborhoods often lose power and protecting people in the area from electrocution is a crucial consideration.
 
We want the residents of Pensacola to know why SERVPRO uses different types of equipment when mitigating flood damage in their homes. We use industry-leading devices that allow our work to flow more smoothly and concludes as soon as possible. We also work in teams to make our labor as efficient as possible as well as your insurance adjuster.
 
When a home has crawlspaces, these also suffer during a flood. We use submersible pumps that quickly extract the water and a large amount of debris from these hidden spaces. We do this after we drain the water from the living areas above if any is present. While this sublevel might seem unimportant compared to the rest of your home, its condition can affect the rest of your home.
 
We also use air scrubbers after we have removed drywall that came into contact with the floodwaters. These machines act like air vacuums that entrap any microbes that exist in the air. Keeping the microbe population low means your home's risk of infestations significantly decreases.
 
We use infrared thermal imaging to detect hidden water in smaller incidents, but during flooding, we may save this step. Mapping out moisture areas helps establish drying goals as we compare them to unaffected areas of the structure.

We know that cabinets and built-in countertops can trap water underneath them from when the floodwaters flowed above their bases, so we drain these areas. Small drill bits make holes small enough so that it is easy to cover them later. We use our Injectidry system to air the space out with warm air and treat it with an antimicrobial spray.
 
SERVPRO of West Pensacola wants to help you recover after a flooding event with the latest equipment and technology used in the mitigation of flood damage. Call (850) 469-1160 to contact us as early as possible after such a disaster to protect your Goulding or Sanders Beach home. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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When It Comes To Professional Water Loss Mitigation In Goulding, You Can Depend On The Crew At SERVPRO!

2/13/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage When It Comes To Professional Water Loss Mitigation In Goulding, You Can Depend On The Crew At SERVPRO! SERVPRO is always ready to serve your needs in cleaning up lost water and getting your home back to normal again.

Water Loss Mitigation Includes Cleanup Of Damaged Areas In Goulding

Any form of water loss that steadily soaks floors in your Goulding home for more than a few seconds should have you calling for a professional service. Businesses in the restoration field, like SERVPRO, have the tools needed to follow water wherever it goes, ensuring that all traces disappear through mitigation efforts.

When a slipped water line causes lost water to drench your floors, you need a reliable service that performs water cleanup services in your Goulding home. Leaving trapped pockets of water behind can set your house up for water damage and infestations from microbes. We make sure through testing that your property is dry, “Like it never even happened.” before we consider our work done.

When we test the first time after we arrive at your house, we begin a chart that stays with the project until completion. We list various materials inside your home and their moisture content. Some we compare to those on sheets listing acceptable amounts according to industry experts, while we compare others to similar, but unaffected, items within your home.

We want to achieve normal dryness, without over-drying, as this not only saves money but it also prevents unnecessary damage to some materials that require slightly moist conditions to remain in good condition. Wooden floors and other natural elements in your home need some moisture, or they become brittle and can splinter or crack. We help your home achieve a natural balance that protects it from either extreme.

Extracting any water still present helps get things underway and then air movers help speed up the evaporation of moisture held in materials throughout the area near the leak. Desiccant machines or dehumidifiers remove excess moisture from the air, slowly drying out your home. Keeping a steady pace keeps moisture from condensing elsewhere and being reabsorbed into other materials.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola is always ready to serve your needs in cleaning up lost water and getting your home back to normal again. Residents in Warrington, Myrtle Grove, and Perdido Key can call us at (850) 469-1160 for water cleanup and other mitigation services year-round.

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Fire Restoration Experts You Can Trust In Your Goulding Home

2/7/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Fire Restoration Experts You Can Trust In Your Goulding Home Our techs help restore your home after the smoke and soot have settled and you need help the most.

Fire Damage Restoration for Your Goulding Home

The most common source of house fires in Goulding starts in the kitchen. Fire damage from the stovetop is more common than fires originating from appliances, fireplace, a burning candle, smoking in the home, or furnaces. Knowing a few fire safety tips can help you prevent a fire from cooking. 

Even if your home in Goulding suffers from fire damage from a small fire, you need help cleaning it up. SERVPRO is always standing by to assist you in cleaning and restoring your home. We are professionally trained remediation specialists who have the knowledge, experience, and tools to get your home back to normal promptly. 

Our goal is to restore your home to preloss condition before the fire damage, which means we need to erase the effects of the smoke and soot as well as the flames. The process involves us removing any smoke residues from the interior and exterior surfaces of your home. The residues give off smoke odors, and we must deodorize to rid your home of the malodors. Sometimes, parts of your structure are damaged badly enough that they cannot be restored, so we dispose of these items. 

SERVPRO techs determine which items can be restored and what ones must be replaced. We also identify what items do not need restoration. Before cleaning, we determine the right cleaning method. The appropriate methods are what effectively removes residues from the material or surface without doing any more damage. 

To keep your home safe from fire while cooking, the first rule is never to leave any cooking unattended. Ensure your home has working smoke alarms, and do not ever use water on a grease fire. Stay alert while cooking, and make sure that cooking appliances are safely installed and used correctly. Keep your cooking in view at all times and keep any flammable items such as oven mist or hand towels away from the heat. Pets and children should stay away from the are you are cooking in to avoid any accidents. 

In case of a fire, know what you need to do. Practice an escape plan with your family in case this is needed. Two ways out of your home should be planned out in case one way is blocked by the fire. 

SERVPRO of West Pensacola can restore your home in Goulding, Warrington, or Myrtle Grove after a kitchen fire. We should be contacted as soon as the fire is out by dialing (850) 469-1160, so we can avoid any additional damage from the settled smoke and soot. 

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How Our Experts Can Restore Your Mold Damaged Home In Pensacola To Pre-Damage Condition

1/22/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation How Our Experts Can Restore Your Mold Damaged Home In Pensacola To Pre-Damage Condition SERVPRO of West Pensacola assists homeowners in cleaning up mold damage and preventing its regrowth.

Mold Damage Remediation Methods We Might Use On Your Pensacola Property

Any part of your property in Pensacola can experience damage that leads to deterioration. Greenhouses, sheds, pool houses, and gazebos all require maintenance to continue looking fresh and inviting. Safety also can become an issue when structures become weak.

Our team at SERVPRO helps many people protect their property in Pensacola from mold damage. We work on houses, businesses, and other buildings, helping property owners protect their investment from deterioration that causes a loss in value, use, and safe conditions. Acting as your partner, we help return your property to its previous condition, “Like it never even happened.”

We use different remediation techniques approved by the IICRC and shown to provide effective, long-lasting results. One that we always perform involves removing the source of any moisture that allows microbes to flourish. Here are descriptions of some of the methods we might use to remediate mold and mildew from your property.

Blasting, either with pellets made of dry ice or with sodium bicarbonate, removes mold and mildew from surfaces. We often use these methods in difficult to reach locations because it not only penetrates tight areas that can harbor dense colonies, but it is also easy to clean up afterward. Dry ice pellets safely evaporate into the air after killing the mold with its freezing temperature, and sodium bicarbonate also poses no risks to the environment, occupants, or any plants in the area. Either of these gives us excellent results for outdoor buildings and exterior walls, as well.

Cutting away sections of wall that contains mold colonies lets us inspect the interior of the wall. When we fail to detect mold, we can treat it with a preventative spray so that mold never grows there. On the other hand, when we do find mold, we need to eliminate those areas.

Negative pressure containment during the removal of moldy materials keeps everything contained from start to finish. We construct a chamber using clear but heavy gauge plastic sheeting, flexible tubing that we can cut to the exact length needed, and an air scrubber. We also use quite a bit of non-marking tape to obtain the seal we want. Negative pressure chambers like these eliminate mold and spores, as well as any dust, that end up suspended in the air by filtering them with the air scrubber and then pushing that air outside of your home through the tubing.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola assists homeowners in cleaning up mold damage and preventing its regrowth. If your home is located in Goulding, Myrtle Grove, or surrounding areas, call our 24-hour service line at (850) 469-1160, year-round, for professional remediation services.

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Some Helpful Ways to Look at Fire Damage Remediation in Your Pensacola Home

1/20/2019 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Some Helpful Ways to Look at Fire Damage Remediation in Your 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.

No Job is Too Big or Too Small -- Assessing Minor Fire Damage in Pensacola

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 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 expert 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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How SERVPRO Removes Water From Ceilings in Your Pensacola Home

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How SERVPRO Removes Water From Ceilings in Your Pensacola Home Our vans are fully stocked with state-of-the-art equipment to dry your home.

Why SERVPRO Drills Small Holes to Prevent or Mitigate Water Damage in Pensacola

Your home can sustain invasion from lost water in many places. Overhead, rain falling across Pensacola can find its way inside after shingles get blown loose by strong winds. Gutters can also suffer damage from winds or impact from trees that fall onto your home, and then flood your home with accumulated rain near your foundation. Broken pipes can happen anywhere in between.  

Why SERVPRO technicians perform specific tasks and how they prevent or mitigate water damage in a Pensacola area home comes from their training and experience. We always want to provide our customers with the most cost-effective services possible while also performing work that we know has the best chances of remaining effective for the longest period.  

Some of these methods might seem destructive, when in fact they really go a long way toward protecting your property. Water can become trapped inside dead space cavities all around your home. To get this water out, either by extraction, draining, or drying methods, we drill small holes that lets the trapped water out. These same holes can allow us to force warm air inside the space so it can dry out.  

Whenever we do this, we first look for ways to hide the hole after we finish. For walls, the most common place we use is behind the baseboards. In ceilings, we might find it possible to use the space where an overhead light comes through the ceiling. While we cannot drain a ceiling this way, we can use it to send air through the entire ceiling space.  

When a ceiling shows a curvature and sagging, we know that the most likely reason is trapped water weighing it down. A bucket underneath catches the water draining from tiny weep holes. As the water drains and the 'circle' becomes smaller, we drill a series of holes that follow a line across a part of your ceiling.  

Patching these holes with some compound can often hide them enough that repainting the entire ceiling does not become necessary. Even with noticeable holes, this method restores the ceiling back to a safe condition and carries a lower cost than replacing the ceiling. We can reattach the ceiling to the support beams and draw it back up, “Like it never even happened.”  

SERVPRO of West Pensacola performs all types of mitigation, including minor repairs caused by water damage. Residents in Goulding, Warrington, and surrounding areas, including Sanders Beach, have come to know they can rely on us when they need to protect their home. You can depend on us, also, so call our 24-hour emergency services number, (850) 469-1160.

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Soot Does Not Stand A Chance Against Our Team Of Experts In Pensacola

1/2/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Soot Does Not Stand A Chance Against Our Team Of Experts In Pensacola It is wise to call in the experts at SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 to make sure all of the damage gets found and mitigated immediately.

Pensacola's Fire Cleanup Experts Talk About Soot Removal

Whenever a fire burns on your West Pensacola property, the smoke and flames coming from the burn can negatively affect both your contents and building materials. If anything burns inside a building, even the smallest blaze can require you to call in a professional smoke and fire cleanup company such as SERVPRO. When something burns not all items fully combust leaving behind partially burnt particles and smoke. Smoke can travel all throughout your house and leave behind foul odors, soot residues, and soils. Smoke first rises with heat; then it will adhere to cooler surfaces in the form of residues that add to the overall fire cleanup project.

When items inside your home get burnt, they can create a combination of different types of smoke which have various effects to your contents and building materials. Our SERVPRO team is experienced with fire cleanup in West Pensacola, and we know the best methods for removing soot and other soils. We provide fast 24/7 service and show up to your residence quickly after we receive your call. As soon as we arrive, our technicians and estimators determine the extent and severity of the damage. Our estimators bring with them testing kits that get used on soot damaged surfaces so that we can figure out what we think we can save with restoration and what we think must be replaced.

Our highly trained team develops an initial estimate that gets sent to you and your insurance adjuster that gives you a good idea of what will need to be removed and replaced and what can get cleaned and restored. Our technicians are IICRC certified and have experience in various situations that make the initial estimating process very important and efficient. Once our specialists figure out what needs to be done, we then utilize the industry's most advanced technology to bring your house back to the way it was before the fire burned.

If you ever notice even the smallest fire on your property, it is wise to call in the experts at SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 to make sure all of the damage gets found and mitigated immediately.

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The Real Truth Behind Pensacola Floodwater Removal

12/23/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO The Real Truth Behind Pensacola Floodwater Removal Seeing your home flooded can be devastating. React quickly by contacting SERVPRO for water removal and remediation services.

Floodwater Extraction is not Simply a Case of Removing Water from your Pensacola Property

Knowing what kind of service you need to remove flood water properly relies on understanding how these damages occur and what the potential harms are. Flash floods can occur in virtually any environment but are usually the result of heavy rainfall or extreme weather conditions. That said, a backed-up sewage system can also be extremely damaging and require professional assistance.

We operate an exceptional service for Floodwater Extraction in Pensacola because we have spent time and money learning about the impact of these types of damage and how best to remove them. When it comes to removal, flood water requires attention to details as well as awareness of the potential harms it can cause. This assessment is necessary because, unlike other water removals, flood water can become inebriated with harmful pathogens.

When road overflows occur, water can absorb raw sewage and animal carcasses or herbicides, pesticides and other harmful toxins. We refer to water containing toxins as black water. Black Water is harder to extract because it is dangerous and poses a severe health risk. SERVPRO uses IICRC certificate holders, and guarantees all of our technicians hold the appropriate state and federal licenses for proper BioHazard removal.

These qualifications are essential to ensuring correct water extraction and disposal of substances in line with EPA guidelines. One of the first things we do on arrival is to expertly assess the condition of the water. Doing so allows us to proceed efficiently, whether that be truck-mounted or portable extraction units, submersible gas pumping of flood waters or deploying rapid air-movers.

In some case, water can be absorbed by subfloor or reside in wall cavities. Unlike other providers, SERVPRO technicians go through cross-training, meaning we can remove dry-wall or conduct remodeling work without you having to use multiple providers. As a company with access to national resources, we can promise to use the latest techniques and equipment to successfully mitigate losses, extract flood waters and make the damage "Like it never even happened."

If you are the victim of property flooding, Contact SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 for professional, qualified assistance.

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The First Call You Need To Make After A Fire In Your Pensacola Hotel Is To The Team At SERVPRO

12/10/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The First Call You Need To Make After A Fire In Your Pensacola Hotel Is To The Team At SERVPRO A fire in your Pensacola hotel can cause damage to several areas and materials in your building.

Commercial Fire Damage Cleanup For Your Pensacola Hotel

A fire in your Pensacola hotel can cause damage to several areas and materials in your building. Besides disrupting your daily operations, an event like this can shut your business down for a time whiles the structure is being restored. You, therefore, want to ensure you hire professionals to assist you with the job.

Commercial fire damage cleanup for your Pensacola business requires help from professionals who have the expertise to do the job thoroughly and efficiently. Our experts understand that you want to be able to get your hotel up and running as it was before the event.

One thing we have to look at restoring and cleaning are wallcoverings. They can come in several different kinds of materials, and the level of success that SERVPRO staff can have in restoring wallcoverings which are smoke-damaged depends upon whether it is porous or nonporous. We also look at how well the material resists heat and smoke, and how it is affected by various kinds of cleaning products.

Before we get started, we pretest wallcoverings, using a hidden area like behind the wall and switch plates. When dry cleaning materials, we examine them for loose or frayed edges or seams which can be damaged if the dry cleaning sponge catches them. SERVPRO techs are careful not to saturate the surface, as the wheat paste glue used to apply some coverings dissolves quickly in water.

Since paper wallpaper is porous, it absorbs cleaning products which are water-based. Therefore dry cleaning with a dry cleaning sponge is usually the only method which is safe. Vinyl wallpaper, on the other hand, is nonporous, as the vinyl coating applied to the face of the paper resist moisture penetration. We pretest and clean this paper with a general surface cleaner, and then rinse it with a special rinse.

Foil wallpapers are finished with a metallic, glossy face. It resists moisture like vinyl wallpaper, and wet cleaning can be used to remove acidic soot residues which can affect the metallic finish. We are careful not to wet clean too aggressively as this can wash off anything that is printed over the gloss finish.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola are the ones to call for help when your business in Sanders Beach, Goulding, or Myrtle Grove has suffered from a fire. Give us a call at (850) 469-1160 as soon as the fire is out so we can restore and clean your building in a timely fashion.

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How Washing Machines Can Create Water Damage in Your Pensacola Home

12/7/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO How Washing Machines Can Create Water Damage in Your Pensacola Home Inspect your washing machine often for signs of leaks.

Water Damage from Washing Machine Failures in a Pensacola Home

There is no mistaking that washing machines have helped to simplify the life of Pensacola residents over the last many decades, but as many homeowners choose to work their appliances to the point of failure before replacing them or servicing them, your washing machine can also be anything but convenient. Aging components within the machine such as fill sensors and or bearings could result in your washing machine overflowing or spilling its full barrel contents onto the flooring. Whenever a disaster like this strikes, you have a small window of time to get to the problem before the situation causes significant damage to construction materials and the contents of the affected area.

As the water damage in your Pensacola home might be among the most pressing of concerns, you also want to quickly resolve the situation so that you do not have to spend weeks getting behind on laundry or taking loads of clothes to laundromats until the restoration completes. The longer that you wait to get a resolution in place, the more damage that can occur to vital construction elements of your home. This degradation can lead to structural failure or mold growth when left unresolved, so immediately calling professionals like our SERVPRO team is critical.

From concrete floors to tile and wood plank, our SERVPRO professionals have the tools to eliminate moisture from flooring materials to preserve them whenever possible. With the combined use of air movers and industrial-strength dehumidifiers, the technicians on site can force moisture out of materials and into the air as a vapor for collection by the dehumidification equipment. Set in moisture and dampness into flooring material can often benefit from the use of our large drying mats which offer penetrative power to dry out lingering moisture below the surface level.

While the washing machine has made life more convenient and efficient for homeowners, it can also become the source of substantial water damage when the appliance is mismanaged or aging. Whenever a disaster like this threatens your property, give our SERVPRO of West Pensacola rapid response team a call at (850) 469-1160.

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How Our Team Can Make The Fire Damage In Your Pensacola Home “Like it never even happened.”

11/26/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Our Team Can Make The Fire Damage In Your Pensacola Home “Like it never even happened.” The period after a fire incident presents various challenges.

Navigating The Hurdles Of Restoring Fire Damage In Pensacola Is Easier With A Professional

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 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.

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.

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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Why Delays in Flood Damage Remediation Always Cost You More in Pensacola

11/19/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Why Delays in Flood Damage Remediation Always Cost You More in Pensacola Flooding can quickly affect many parts of your home. Contact SERVPRO for efficient water removal and remediation services.

Water Damage Timeline for Flooding in Your Pensacola Home

When disasters impact your Pensacola home, time is of the essence to get the situation resolved as efficiently as possible. When situations like flooding occur, your entire property sits on a water damage timeline where the conditions get worse and worse until the appropriate mitigation techniques and restoration practices get applied. You need a professional team like ours that offers fast response times and equipment that can protect your home.

Flood damages in Pensacola spread quickly throughout your property from the moment that water enters your house. As this water spreads, every floodwater-exposed material begins to soak up the water and saturate. After only a brief period, this saturation can cause the composition of the materials like drywall to fail, swelling and distorting this construction element to the point of degradation.

Our SERVPRO professionals have built our entire franchise around our ability to respond quickly when our customers get faced with emergencies that threaten their properties. Our 24-hour response team can have boots on the ground to your address shortly after your call, with the full weight of our resources and experience to begin mitigation work on your home to protect its structural elements and contents. Our training in content mitigation can help our professionals through the pack-out process to designate at-risk items that require removal to remain unscathed from the floodwaters.

The advanced equipment available to our SERVPRO technicians is critical for our mitigation and restoration of flooding within your home. From our fast extraction techniques with our gas-powered and truck-mounted pumps to our industrial strength machines like air movers and dehumidifiers for drying, we can eliminate the immediate threats to your property quickly upon our arrival.

Overcoming the flooding in your home is not something that a homeowner can do on their own. Finding the right professional assistance can feel overwhelming, but when you consider what’s most important from a fast response times to the equipment that can make a difference, our SERVPRO of West Pensacola becomes a wise choice. Give our experienced team a call anytime disaster strikes at (850) 469-1160.

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When Unexpected Water Dampens Your Pensacola Hotel's Reviews

11/5/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When Unexpected Water Dampens Your Pensacola Hotel's Reviews You go to great lengths to make sure that your hotel is the best. Don't let water damage ruin your efforts.

Immediate Water Removal and Mitigation for Your Pensacola Hotel

As a Pensacola hotel owner and operator, you have an obligation to the guests staying in your facility and the staff that you employ to maintain the property and operations to provide a safe and stable environment. Substantial water loss incidents that occur on the property not only threaten the structural elements of the building in a brief time, but these occurrences can also leave a bad image with impressionable guests.

A dedicated maintenance staff and custodial team are on site to help remedy messes and damages that occur on the property as promptly as possible, but these rarely include emergency water removal for your Pensacola Hotel.  While many circumstances can get entrusted to their skills and experience, water removal and cleanup must happen as fast as possible to limit the spread of these conditions through nearby materials and areas. Our SERVPRO team can respond quickly to help you reduce the spread of this water loss incident and take the appropriate provisions to begin restoring the damaged elements.

Among the chief concerns for a hotel owner contending with a water incident in their facility is the impression that it could leave with guests staying on the property. Bad reviews on reputable sites like Yelp could dramatically impact the traffic to your hotel throughout the year, and one exceptionally bad bit of press has a more significant impact than dozens of pleasant ones.

With fast extraction techniques, our emergency mitigation services can thwart the spread of water damages throughout the hotel and isolate the affected areas for effective use of our drying equipment like air movers and dehumidifiers. Once the area has gotten dried, cleaned, and deodorized if necessary, the incident is “Like it never even happened.”

You might not encounter many circumstances that require emergency water removal services, but you can always count on our SERVPRO of West Pensacola rapid response team if you do. Our mitigation efforts can protect your business from costly losses, and we work quickly to restore the property to its original condition. Give us a call today at (850) 469-1160.

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Our Experts Explain The Important Steps In Our Drying Process For Commercial Properties In Pensacola

10/31/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Our Experts Explain The Important Steps In Our Drying Process For Commercial Properties In Pensacola If the leak happens overnight when nobody is at the school, extensive commercial water damage could take place.

Pensacola's Commercial Water Damage Team Discusses Different Drying Methods

If a toilet backs up or a pipe breaks inside your Pensacola charter school, the damage that results could be catastrophic. If the leak happens overnight when nobody is at the school, extensive commercial water damage could take place. Pipes that break can pump hundreds of gallons of water into your facility in a matter of hours. The longer building materials and your contents stay wet, the more likely things inside your Pensacola private academy will get ruined.

As soon as you notice an indoor flood at your school, it is important to call in a professional restoration company such as SERVPRO. Our team is experienced in dealing with commercial water damage in the Pensacola area. We know that large organizations like schools have a chain of command that must be followed before any work can commence. Whether it is a contracted maintenance company or it is handled in-house, we will work directly with whoever is in charge.

We also take measures to make sure that the affected area we are working in is safe. If there are any hazards, present we either immediately mitigate the issue or block off the region. Our SERVPRO team knows that safety is the number one priority when working around your teachers and children.

After we deem the area safe to work in, we begin the extraction phase. Once we are confident that we have pulled up as much moisture as possible, we begin the rapid structural drying process. When attempting to dry out your contents and building materials quickly, we test moisture levels to determine the best method.

In some cases, we use large box fans and create air circulation with air from the outside. However, in most scenarios, we utilize a closed drying system so we can better regulate the environment. In these cases, we use air movers and dehumidifiers to create an environment that helps Mother Nature speed up her natural evaporation process.

In other situations, we utilize specialized equipment like injection driers or drying mats. Injection systems get used to pump air into wall cavities, whereas drying mats help with wet hardwood floors. If you ever go to your school in the morning and notice that a disaster occurred overnight, call SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 right after you notice a problem.

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Who Want Mold Growing in Their Pensacola Properties? SERVPRO Technicians Don't!

10/12/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Who Want Mold Growing in Their Pensacola Properties? SERVPRO Technicians Don't! The West Pensacola Green Fleet Remediates Mold Damage

Measures for Effective Remediation of Mold Damage in Pensacola

Mold spores can be found everywhere and grow whenever there is enough moisture. You should note that there is more to mold growth than just excess humidity. The spores require an organic food source and favorable temperatures. Limited natural light is also beneficial for mold proliferation, which is why most infestations are likely concentrated in the dark, hard to reach sections of your Pensacola property. It is just that these additional factors are uncontrollable unlike moisture, which leads to colonies growing only if there is enough moisture.
 
Effective remediation of mold damage in Pensacola must focus on eliminating the moisture source. The source differs in each case, so inspection of the affected property is critical before remediation starts. Likely sources include condensation, which happens when vapor in the air is exposed to surfaces with temperatures below the dew point. Windows are most likely to cause this. Building defects might also cause problems if they allow moisture into the building through capillary action. Another issue could be leakage from plumbing systems. Our SERVPRO technicians inspect your property entirely to establish the source of the moisture fueling microbial growth.
 
Depending on the level of progress the infestation has reached, various actions might be necessary for proper removal. If the outbreak affects porous materials such as insulation or drywall, removal of these materials is the only option that guarantees a sound outcome. Mold colonies on non-porous surfaces are easier to remove through cleaning. Our SERVPRO technicians also take measures to prevent the spread of moldy residues to unaffected areas especially when tearing down walls. We can either create exclusion zones or use negative air pressure machines. Containment is key.
 
Even after dealing with the source of the moisture, drying the affected area to normal levels is essential. This step is crucial because if no more moisture reaches the affected area, the colonies cannot restart from dormant spores. By taking moisture readings from unaffected areas, our SERVPRO technicians can dry the affected areas to standard levels inhibiting further growth.
 
It is crucial to address microbial growth immediately you detect one. Call SERVPRO of West Pensacola to assist. You can reach us at (850) 469-1160 any day.

Affects from Hurricane Michael?

SERVPRO Says Leave Now, Plan an Evacuation Route Away from Your West Pensacola Home and Hurricane Michael

10/10/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Says Leave Now, Plan an Evacuation Route Away from Your West Pensacola Home and Hurricane Michael SERVPRO Says to West Pensacola, Hurricane Michael is Just Ahead, Evacuate

What Should Your Hurricane Michael Preparation Plan Include for West Pensacola?

It is an easy thing to tell someone to have a plan for when a hurricane occurs and to follow it precisely. However, some people may not know what this plan should include and how it should be executed. Having a plan and following it strictly is the key to avoiding serious injury to yourself and your family during Hurricane Michael. When making a plan, there are some essentials to consider. Then EVACUATE.
 
Where do I want my family to be during this Hurricane?
Think about your home and its structure. If it has a sturdy frame and the hurricane category is low, find the safest place in your home for your family to weather the storm. But not this time. Hurricane Michael can hit your West Pensacola property as a potential Cat 4 with winds as high as 140 MPH. Make a plan for evacuation and leave. Having an exit strategy as a backup plan is essential. You do not want to become frazzled and unsure during an emergency.
 
Create a chain of command. Select a member of your family to be the leader and execute orders. Assign responsibilities and divide essential tasks between your family. Think of emergencies that may occur while the storm occurs and assign a person to carry out a solution to the problem. In this case, how to react and what to do upon returning after the storm has passed.
 
Make sure your emergency supplies are in your safe location before the storm hits. Should the hurricane be a low category and you choose to stay inside your home, ensure that your supplies are already in the preselected safe-place before it hits. Doing this can ensure that all your family has to worry about is moving to the location as a unit. This advice, please keep for another storm, not this Hurricane.
 
When evacuating, plan routes to take. Research the safest route to travel and then stock your car with spare maps and emergency supplies beforehand. It makes the process of moving your family much smoother if all you have to worry about is getting them from point 'A' to 'B.' Do not delay your departure, leave now.
 
Following these basic principals while making a plan for a hurricane can decrease the chances of injury among you and your family during the storm. Remember, it is always important to remain calm during an emergency.

When you have the all-clear to return home, contact SERVPRO of West Pensacola. We will be standing by and ready to help with the storm damage cleanup and restoration. Our National Disaster Recovery Teams are here to help. (850) 469-1160

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Avoid Water Damage in Your West Pensacola Barber Shop

10/1/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Avoid Water Damage in Your West Pensacola Barber Shop SERVPRO dries out a commercial property in Pensacola after flood damage.

Our Commercial Water Damage Services In Pensacola Can Restore Your Shop

The pipe burst in your barber shop left a quite a mess on the floor. It looks like you need professional help to remove the several inches of standing water so that you can get back your business back to full operation right away. Do not hesitate to call us because excess water can cause damage to the structure of your building and can damage the flooring and walls. Plus, if you leave standing water inside the structure for more than 48 hours, the mold may start to grow. Mold can cause health effects, so it is wise to give us a call as soon as possible,

Our commercial water damage SERVPRO techs in Pensacola are trained to work fast. The crew can use various pieces of equipment such as extractors, vacuums, or pumps to eliminate excess water from inside the structure. After they complete the migration stage, the techs can employ air movers or axial fans to dry the affected areas. The team may also use dehumidifiers to increase evaporation. Dehumidifiers work by pulling in moisture and returning warm dry air inside the environment, which helps speed up the drying phase.

Our team works quickly to extract water and to clean and dry the area. The crew also works fast to stop mold growth and to prevent further damage to your business. The team may also need to remove contents inside your shop to prevent damage to items like your barber chairs. We itemize, categorize and store all the materials we take from the premises and keep them in a safe and dry area on or off-site until we finish the restoration stage. We know that it is vital for you to keep your shop up and running, which is why you can rely on our crew to work fast.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola commercial water damage restoration services can restore your barber shop when possible. Contact us 24/7 at (850) 469-1160 to speak with a qualified representative. We are close by and are ready to help.

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Our Complete Guide To Mold Damage Remediation In Goulding

9/27/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Our Complete Guide To Mold Damage Remediation In Goulding When you notice mold signs call SERVPRO!

What Different Materials Tell About Mold Damage In Goulding

Mold problems are not only difficult to deal with, but the infestation can occur in almost every part of your Goulding home. Although moisture is the root of all infestations, mold also requires a food source and many materials found at home act as that source. Several materials support mold growth. Among these materials are paper, cardboard, wood, insulation, carpets, draperies and upholstery. However the effects it has on each material varies.

Mold damage in Goulding might be slight or severe depending on the conditions in the affected area. If moisture levels are only slightly higher than usual, the infestations are also mild. In such cases, affected materials include draperies or upholstery. You might find colored patches in the materials or experience some odor. While this kind of damage is easy to deal with by cleaning the affected draperies and regulating moisture conditions, you should verify that it is not a sign of problems in other parts of your structure. Most mold problems begin in hidden areas. SERVPRO technicians can help inspect the entire building including wall cavities to establish if other problems exist.

Wood is one of the commonly affected materials, and it also suffers severe damage if remediation steps are not taken. Wood is not just a source of food, but its porous nature means it also stores the moisture necessary to sustain full-blown infestations. Even if you were to eliminate all other moisture supplies, but fail to dry the wood, the moisture already present could sustain growth over an extended period. The extent of damage in the wood can tell you how severe the infestation is. For example, if it is only on the surface and remediation only involves wiping off the area, you are dealing with a mild or recent infestation. If the growth has also compromised the structural integrity of the wood, the case is severe. Our SERVPRO technicians clean the affected areas and also dry the wood to prevent future growth.

Because of the tendency for carpets to trap moisture and dust, if mold affects them, it can spread fast. It is possible for the carpet to be dry but the pad beneath to have some wetness. Presence of mold on the carpet might indicate poor spillage management unless wetness is from flooding. Our SERVPRO team can help remove affected carpets and pad. We also dry the home to prevent future growth.

When you notice mold signs, call SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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Commercial Water Removal Technicians Make Your Gym Safe Again in Pensacola

9/13/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal Technicians Make Your Gym Safe Again in Pensacola The SERVPRO Box Truck Carries Techs and Equipment to Pensacola Water Loss Businesses --That Is Our Business

Pensacola Enterprises Rely on SERVPRO for Water Removal

Providing a location that residents in Pensacola can safely work out and exercise to stay in shape requires you to supply the equipment and facility, all while keeping these in excellent condition. When water invades your gym, it can seep into storage areas where exercise mats, weight training equipment, or other items are stored.
 
SERVPRO can handle such problematic water and help you continue serving your membership in Pensacola by starting commercial water removal methods as soon as we arrive. Water might come from a broken water line or a blocked toilet, or even clogged rains inside your shower area. Wherever we find standing water on your floors, we use extraction units that quickly pump it out and into a container.
 
When hardwood floors become covered in water, they can begin to cup or crown. Our fast response helps minimize this damage and many times because our methods help stop and eventually reverse such unsightly changes. Steadily drying these floors out can help ensure they do not become permanent alterations that require additional restoration work, or worse, replacements.
 
Equipment used in your gym comes in a variety of materials, some more able to withstand the presence of water than other ones. Drying these off when the material is a solid plastic or coated metal can often suffice, while others require more intensive care to keep damage from occurring. Absorbent materials like mats and foam pads can absorb water, but these also dry quickly. We also wipe these down so no water stains develop that might detract from your members' experience while engaging in their exercise routines.
 
When water removal affects only a part of your building, as is the case in many situations, SERVPRO's technicians are very adept at working around your members and other guests. We want their experience to remain pleasant and productive. If anything concerns you regarding our presence, please discuss this with us so we can make adjustments as needed to our operations.
 
SERVPRO of West Pensacola can be reached by contacting us at (850) 469-1160. Water removal services can help keep your Sanders Beach or Perdido Key business thriving.

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What Do You Do After a Hurricane Damages Your West Pensacola Home?

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What Do You Do After a Hurricane Damages Your West Pensacola Home? Hurricane Gordan Damage in West Pensacola--No Problem--Call SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

Try Calling SERVPRO for Cleaning Up After Hurricane Gordon

While you might have been focusing on the safety of your family and loved ones in the area while Hurricane Gordon passed through the West Pensacola area, now that you can see the damage it left behind, you want to know what you need to do next to take care of the problem. Though tempting to tackle these damages on your own, this is rarely something the average homeowner is equipped to deal with and succeed.

There are ways for you to get the ball rolling on cleaning up and restoring your West Pensacola property, however. First things first, you have to understand the risks involved with a situation like what you are facing. Severe weather systems like this can damage the structural integrity of your home, making it unsafe to enter without appropriate precautions and inspections. On top of this risk, there are effects from the hurricane itself that must get addressed as quickly as possible.

One of the first things that you have to understand about tropical storm damage is that the longer restoration takes to begin and complete, the worse the situation stands to get. From openings in the exterior of your home to allow for more water and flood damages to the threat of mold growth, our SERVPRO professionals can arrive quickly to help mitigate the effects of the storm until the official restoration process can begin. Consider that floodwaters from these storm systems are contaminated with chemicals, pesticides, vegetation, possible sewage, and perhaps even animal carcasses.

Our SERVPRO professionals have the expertise and equipment to overcome the obstacles that stand between your currently damaged property and returning it to preloss condition. We have a rapid response team that is available 24/7 to dispatch our technicians to your home or business and begin the process of limiting the damage and assessing the full scope of the harm sustained to begin restoration as quickly as possible.

When a hurricane has affected your home, you need to think quickly about securing the right services to help you overcome the damages you have sustained. Our SERVPRO of West Pensacola team is available anytime by calling (850) 469-1160.

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Pensacola's Mold Damage Experts Talk About Severe Cases Of Contamination

9/7/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Pensacola's Mold Damage Experts Talk About Severe Cases Of Contamination SERVPRO of West Pensacola is always on stand by to help with any kind of mold issues.

SERVPRO Can Remediate All Types of Residential Mold Infestations 

Any time excessive moisture enters a home in Pensacola microbes can activate and cause you problems. The longer water sits on organic materials inside your house; the more severe mold damage can get. Once fungi form they grow structures called hyphae that spread the contamination and release reproductive spores into the air. These spores are microscopic and can quickly become airborne and get into your building's air circulation causing air quality issues. Once these spores are in your house's air circulation system, they can settle in other places and cause mold damage to occur far away from the initial source.

Time is vital when it comes to remediating fungal contamination. Most mold damage problems in Pensacola start small and only become severe if nothing is done about the original affected area. Once our SERVPRO technicians hear about the presence of a fungus inside your home, we immediately figure out how to remediate the contaminated area. We conduct all of our restoration procedures in ways that prevent spores and other harmful particles from spreading to unaffected regions in your house.

In some types of properties such as rentals, water leaks and problems with mold can go unnoticed for a very long time. As time goes on the contamination gets worse and spreads all over the structure. In certain severe cases, our SERVPRO technicians must contain the entire home to prevent spores and other hazardous materials from entering the outdoor environment.

When mold problems get severe, we also utilize one or more air scrubbers to help improve the air quality of the affected building. The scrubbers suck in the air inside the containment chamber and run it past a HEPA filter. These filters trap even the smallest particles before exhausting out the air. We also use antimicrobial solutions during the remediation process that helps eliminate spores and keep them from spreading.

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In the worst-case scenarios, we remove all contaminated materials down to the building's wooden studs. If the studs are affected, then they can get sanded down and treated with a specialized sealant. If you have a house that was the victim of mold problems going unnoticed, call SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 any time of the day.

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Living Alongside the Gulf of Mexico Can Leave Your Goulding Home Vulnerable to Flood Damage During a Tropical

8/23/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Living Alongside the Gulf of Mexico Can Leave Your Goulding Home Vulnerable to Flood Damage During a Tropical The SERVPRO Green Fleet Hard at Work after a Storm Loss in Goulding

Storm Loss Mitigation Needed? Call SERVPRO for Help in Goulding 

Seaside homes are some of the most luxurious properties one can own, but they do come with their risks, such as higher chances of sustaining flood damage. Because of your city's unique geographic position adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico, a severe storm is more of a matter of time rather than just a possibility. However, the week that you are away on a trip to spend a summer holiday with your family is the worst possible timing for your own home.

The storm brought violent winds and waters, both quickly forcing their way inside your Goulding residence, causing flood damage to your property. The floodwaters settled in your living, dining room, and kitchen, the lower floors of your home. The dirty water mixed with chemicals and sewage has ruined your carpets and compromised your furniture and belongings. Upon returning home, and finding all of the damage, the best thing that you can do for is to call for professional help.
 
SERVPRO can travel to your home swiftly after your call and arrive with the necessary equipment to combat the flood damage inside. The very first step is to get the standing water out; the faster it is gone, the sooner that SERVPRO can investigate the damage to your floors. Our IICRC-certified technicians can use submersible pumps and wet/dry vacuums to remove the stagnant water from your property promptly.
 
Because the water that invaded your home was classified as black water, SERVPRO must remove your carpets. Even cleaned, there is a chance that they can still contain the harmful pathogens and chemicals they were exposed too. Once the carpets are gone, SERVPRO can begin to thoroughly clean and disinfect the floors and walls, as well as your belongings.
 
While the area is being cleaned, our technicians can set up a drying system to handle the excess moisture that is impacting your floors, walls, cupboards, and furniture. Desiccant dehumidifiers, ventilation fans, and air movers can all be placed in specific locations to promote airflow and evaporation. Once your home has been returned to an acceptable moisture level, documented, and you are satisfied, then our job is done.
 
Do not hesitate if a tropical storm causes flood damage inside your residence. Get in contact with SERVPRO of West Pensacola by calling (850) 469-1160. Whenever the time, we are open and able to take your call.

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A Broken Pipe Can Cause Water Damage in Your Pensacola Shoe Store

8/14/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial A Broken Pipe Can Cause Water Damage in Your Pensacola Shoe Store Water can cause a great deal of damage in your shoe store. Contact SERVPRO to dry out and remediate the damage so that your business can stay open.

Drying Out Your Water Damaged Business is Key to a Successful SERVPRO Remediation

Having a store inside of an old building can have its consequences, such as water damage from a broken pipe. An old and rusted pipe can crack and then eventually break open from the strain of the metal degrading over time. Unfortunately, when plumbing pipes burst, they spill hundreds of gallons of water in just seconds.
 
When it comes to the commercial water damage in Pensacola that is quickly invading your shoe store, turning off the water-valve as soon as possible can help immensely. Making sure it can no longer add to the mess that needs to be cleaned up is the first step. Additionally, it is essential that you not only call for a plumber as quickly as you can but also for a professional remediation technician as well. The sooner you get the water out of your building, the sooner you can reopen your business.
 
At SERVPRO, we prioritize time-management. We understand that the sooner our technicians get to your business, the quicker and smoother the remediation process can be. When we receive your call, we gather what equipment is needed for the job and quickly travel to your business. SERVPRO always tries to minimize foot traffic loss for your business.
 
The first thing we can do when we arrive at your store is to box up the shoes around the damage so that we can thoroughly dry the area. Any shoes that have been damaged by the water can be listed by our technicians to use for an insurance claim. To handle any standing water in your store, SERVPRO can use advanced tools such as extractors and wet/dry vacuums to clean it up. These tools allow us to remove the stagnant water from the area at a quicker rate. Additionally, extractors have a heating element attached to them that help dry out any heavy upholstery, carpets, and drapes.
 
Our IICRC-certified techs can employ the use of ventilation fans and desiccant dehumidifiers to encourage moisture inside of the structure of your store to evaporate. As our final touch, SERVPRO can thoroughly clean up any stray bits of metal piping from your store and then return the boxed shoes to their rightful locations.
 
Should a pipe burst inside of your business, never hesitate to call for help. Contact SERVPRO of West Pensacola by phoning (850) 469-1160. Night or day, we are only a phone call away.

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Proper Evaluation is Necessary During Water Cleanup in Goulding

8/7/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Proper Evaluation is Necessary During Water Cleanup in Goulding SERVPRO Cleans and Restores Water Damaged Condos, Houses, and Businesses in the Goulding Area

SERVPRO Understands Methods and Equipment for Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration

Cleanup after property flooding in Goulding is rarely a single activity. Several actions are necessary before the property is declared clean and dry. The level of work needed depends on the source of the water flooding the property, whether a plumbing issue, a broken appliance, or a clogged drain, and the percentage of affected areas. You should involve a professional to ensure the process runs smoothly and the home restored to its preloss state.

For proper water cleanup in Goulding, the affected property needs evaluation first before taking any mitigation steps. This assessment determines the tools and techniques necessary to clean the property. For example, if the water damage was severe enough to deposit sewage in a bathroom, special precautions are needed because of the hazardous nature of the cleanup. Extraction tools to remove the excess water and spraying tools to disinfect contaminated areas are also necessary. Our team from SERVPRO has all these tools, products, and the know-how to use them correctly.

Our SERVPRO technicians also evaluate different materials in the house to establish what can be decontaminated, and what requires removal. It is hard to disinfect contaminated porous materials, so removal may be the only option to ensure the affected area is sanitized to customary standards. It is possible to clean other materials, but the level of effort needed depends on the type of water flooding the area. Typically, grey water is more straightforward to clean compared to sewage.

Our team also checks for mold in the areas we clean. If not dealt with at an early stage, mold can become a stubborn problem to address. Besides, mold leads to bad odors and blackening of surfaces if left in place for long. This might necessitate further cleaning in the future, wasting time and money. Our SERVPRO technicians use different approaches to deal with mold. Disinfecting areas where mold is visible is a top priority. Using dehumidifiers, we also ensure all surfaces are dry because moisture leads to mold spores activating.

Proper evaluation allows the use of correct techniques when cleaning affected areas. This way, the process is completed faster and more efficiently. SERVPRO of West Pensacola can leave your property restored and dried "Like it never even happened." Call us at (850) 469-1160 any time for help.

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Learn To Deal With The Aftermath Of Flood Damage In Goulding

7/30/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Learn To Deal With The Aftermath Of Flood Damage In Goulding Flood damage is ordinarily weather-related, and when it happens, it can lead to tremendous losses.

Dealing With The Aftermath Of A Flood

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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Drying Damaged Materials After Water Damage in Your Goulding Home

7/15/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Drying Damaged Materials After Water Damage in Your Goulding Home When dealing with water damage to hardwood flooring, it is best to contact a remediation company that understands drying materials at different rates.

Team SERVPRO Has the Experience and Tools to Dry Out Your Water Damaged Home After an Event

Water incidents in your Goulding home are not always the same from one to the next. While they might share the common thread of present water and moisture, various materials and areas of your home can get affected in a multitude of ways. Knowing how to treat each of these varying possibilities is the mark of a qualified restoration company.
 
Since there is no singular way that water damages occur in a Goulding residence, various places and materials become affected. From hardwood floors, carpeted areas, drywall material, concrete, and more, the restoration company you choose to help you clean up the mess needs to have the training and experience to offer a credible solution for any of these possibilities.
 
Fortunately, our SERVPRO professionals have expertise in restoring damage caused by water and moisture to all manner of materials. From the moment that our technicians arrive at your home, we work to assess the full scope of the damage that your home faces and what procedures and personnel are necessary.
 
With materials like hardwood floors and concrete, slower moisture removal is often a requirement. Fast extractions and dehumidification can allow for warping or cracking, ultimately requiring the material to get removed entirely and replaced in later steps of the restoration process. To avoid this, our SERVPRO specialists work to slowly draw the moisture out from the material with high strength dehumidifiers.
 
Saturated drywall can sometimes get restored with dehumidification and air mover use, but often it is easier to merely remove the damaged portions of the wall and replace it. This fact is especially true if the material could potentially fall on an occupant of the house or one of the technicians working to restore it.
 
Water damage in your home is something that you might believe can get handled without professional assistance. However, with the importance of thorough drying and cleaning of the affected areas, you should trust in our SERVPRO of West Pensacola water damage specialists. Our rapid response team is standing by at (850) 469-1160.

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Failure of Backflow Prevention Can Lead To Water Damage In Your Goulding Residence

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Failure of Backflow Prevention Can Lead To Water Damage In Your Goulding Residence Call SERVPRO for Water Extraction from Your Goulding Property

Goulding Homes Receive Water Damage and Restoration from SERVPRO

When a break happens on the main water line that services your home through the distribution system, it could mean a lot more for your Goulding home than a boil order and a loss in service for a short time. Depending on the appropriate backflow prevention system at the meter, you could allow an influx of pressure back through your service line which can cause many problems for your house.

While there are many ways that water damage can occur to your Goulding residence, few people think of the supply line in the distribution system as a contributor. When any break happens that requires repair on this primary water line, air gets trapped in the iron or PVC pipe used to channel water to various houses in your neighborhood. This incident most often occurs when the clamp gets placed over the rupture, and it re-seals. When the water line fills back up, air has to be bled to an outlet, or another break is likely to occur.

Our SERVPRO team has seen the failure of backflow prevention systems, which when not working properly, can allow this air into your service lines instead of bleeding out of a hydrant down the line. The result is overwhelming pressure on the lead, copper, or PVC service lines of your indoor plumbing and a subsequent break or rupture.

Reacting quickly can help you to prevent a significant water loss incident here. You should focus first on shutting off the main supply into your house and then contact our SERVPRO professionals to help you clean up the mess. With a fast reaction time, our team can respond quickly and help the recovery process from the unwanted water.

While you might not put much thought into what is keeping air from cycling back into your house and causing problems, it might benefit you to understand the process a little better. If you are dealing with a water emergency, trust our SERVPRO of West Pensacola restoration specialists to respond quickly and help you get things back to the way they should be, "Like it never even happened." We are available 24/7 at (850) 469-1160.

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The Fire Damage Estimation Process For Your Pensacola Home

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Fire Damage Estimation Process For Your Pensacola Home Pensacola Property Owners Rely on SERVPRO for Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration

SERVPRO Follows Industry Standards and Best Practices to Restore Your Fire Damaged Home with Your Insurance Coverage

When many homeowners think about professional restoration services, they often worry about how expensive that it might be for them to use. When something as challenging as a fire occurs in your Pensacola home, there is little that you can do on your own to clean up the mess and restore your home back to its former conditions. Fortunately, our team works with your insurance company to provide you with the most efficient avenue to full restoration.

Widespread fire damages in your Pensacola residence can seem insurmountable at first, but with the right restoration company, these effects get addressed one by one until your house is back to the way it used to be. Our SERVPRO professionals are uniquely trained to handle all manner of fire damages and can rapidly respond to your emergency when you need us the most.

In many cases, insurance companies work directly with our professionals to get the right care that your home needs. This process begins with a thorough inspection by our Project Manager for the job along with the estimator. The goal here is to determine the full extent of the work that has to happen to bring the house back to preloss conditions.

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These SERVPRO employees determine the kind of equipment that is necessary to perform the tasks required of the restoration. They also determine the number of technicians required to work on the job. Another consideration is the proposed manhours that it takes to see each phase of the restoration through to completion.

Lastly, the estimator also catalogs the irreparable damage that they encounter. Often this is a monetary value attached to the contents of your home or structural elements that are unsalvageable. These figures get submitted directly to the insurance adjuster to expedite the claims process and get restoration work happening on your home as quickly as possible. Subrogation can expedite arriving at an agreeable determination of a budget to begin the cleanup and restoration.

When you experience fire damages in your house, the last thing that you want to have to worry about is poor estimations that require out of pocket expenses from you later on. You can trust in both the estimation process and the quality of work our SERVPRO of West Pensacola technicians do. Our experienced team is available 24/7 by calling (850) 469-1160.

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What To Do During Mold Damage Remediation in Pensacola

7/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What To Do During Mold Damage Remediation in Pensacola Our SERVPRO of West Pensacola team will work 24/7 to remediate the mold infestation from your home so that you can go back to normal every day life.

Learn About The Correct Mold Remediation Procedure For Your Pensacola Property

Mold damage remediation is about all the procedures that are put in place to clean up both the mold and dry moisture in the structure. The primary goal of the remediation procedures is to return the structure and items to their preloss state, as opposed to creating a fungi-free and sterile environment. The level of contamination usually determines the procedures we use when addressing such events in Pensacola.

Identifying the mold damage in your Pensacola property is the first thing that our SERVPRO technicians do when attending to such incidents. While it is possible to identify some mold growth through a visual inspection, there are chances of going unnoticed when it grows above ceilings, in attics, behind walls or in crawl spaces. With the use of specialized devices such as infrared cameras and moisture meters, we are in a position to detect any hidden mold growth sources. We examine the area for flooding, high humidity, leaking windows or roofs, plumbing, as well as condensation which may occur as a result of poor insulation. Usually, continuous discoloration on ceilings and calls can indicate the presence of mold.

Our SERVPRO technicians then correct the moisture intrusion problem and formulate a mold cleanup plan. To come up with the cleaning procedures, we use the information from the inspection. For instance, the actions we use when dealing with porous materials can be different from the one we use on non-porous materials. In most cases, we remove and discard porous materials such as insulation, wallboards, and ceiling tiles when they have mold contamination. On the other hand, we can use detergent solutions to clean porous and semi-porous items such as concrete and wood when they structurally sound.

Areas with mold growth have unpleasant odors, and the smells cannot go away event after completing the cleaning. By using thermal foggers, our SERVPRO technicians can perform deodorization. This process emits a chemical compound which neutralizes the odors and in the process improves the quality of air.

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Minor Water Damage in Goulding Still Requires Proper Drying

6/11/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Minor Water Damage in Goulding Still Requires Proper Drying A pipe leak in your kitchen can turn into water damage. Call SERVPRO right away to dry out your property and help prevent mold.

Team SERVPRO Takes Small Water Damage Seriously by Thoroughly Drying Our Your Property After an Event 

The pipe leak under the kitchen sink is the cause of a minor flood emergency in your home. You did turn off the faucet when you left the house to run a few errands. When you came home an hour later, you saw less than a few inches of water on the floor. Contacting a professional right away may help reduce damages to your home. When small leaks such as this are left to dry naturally, mold and bacteria may develop. Professional water removal services can offer successful results if you act fast.
 
Our SERVPRO water damage services in Goulding include water extraction. It is the initial step we take when restoring homes after a water emergency, big or small. Generally, a leaking pipe does not generate high volumes of water, so our technicians may mop up the water or may use a portable extractor. This device can efficiently and quickly remove water from the structure. Also, we may use a vacuum to extract moisture. Our goal is to eliminate standing water as rapidly as possible. The faster we remove the water, the quicker the structure dries.
 
After the water extraction phase, our technicians dry the area. To accomplish this, we may use axial fans or air movers. Also, heaters may be put in place to expedite the drying process. While a leaking pipe might seem like an insignificant event, moisture can quickly seep underneath the flooring. The amount of water and the condition of the floor tile are critical factors in determining if the floor tile needs replacing. Our crew may use several drying techniques that include air movers, dehumidifiers and axial fans to correct the problem. Dehumidifiers pull the airborne moisture to help the drying process. Over time, moisture can cause problems with your floor such as tile removal that may require you to call a contractor, which is why acting fast is urgent.
 
Airflow is one of the most important tools our SERVPRO water damage techs use. Drying structures effectively requires knowing which drying technique to implement. The position of the air mover is vital to the drying process. We can place the air mover at a 45-degree angle so that air bounces off the wall and carries moisture away which is replaced by drier air that speeds up the drying.
 
SERVPRO of West Pensacola provides professional water damage services. Contact us 24/7 at (850) 469-1160. Whenever possible, we can restore your home and make it look “Like it never even happened.”
 
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A Fire Damage Move-Out May Be Required In Goulding

6/10/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage A Fire Damage Move-Out May Be Required In Goulding Our SERVPRO team is here for you when a fire strikes your precious home.

SERVPRO Provides Move-Out Services After House Fires 

Fires in homes are frightening and can cause a significant amount of damage that may result in you having to vacate the premises during the restoration period. An organized and professional move-out can help speed up the cleaning and drying process and may help prevent potential injuries. Fires often weaken floorboard and foundations, which is why staying in the house can be hazardous for homeowners in some circumstances.

Our skilled SERVPRO fire damage crew in Goulding is well trained and can assist you when the conditions require you to leave your home. Our knowledgeable technicians provide top-quality services that include carefully packing your belongings. Inspecting the furniture and contents is the initial step taken. The techs record the condition of various items as well as contents in the home to determine if they need cleaning, treating or restoring.

If items and contents are not damaged, we can store them off-site. We use protective plastic wrap, packing blankets and tape to secure items. The technicians mark each piece with fragile stickers and identification labels. Plus, we document everything in detail, which may include a photograph. Any article in the home that needs cleaning is appropriately wrapped and taken to our shop.

We understand that your couches, chairs, heirlooms, paintings and other items in your home such as large-screen televisions are of value to you. You can rely on our techs to carefully remove your belongings and load them onto one of our box trucks. During the restoration process, we store your furnishings in a climate controlled cleaning and storage facility. When the job is complete, we can coordinate the move-in with you. If the fire damage to your residence requires a massive cleanup and extensive restoration, SERVPRO can conduct an efficient move-out in Goulding and surrounding areas.

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SERVPRO of West Pensacola fire damage move-out services is designed to help protect your furniture, contents and personal belongings from further damage. Plus, leaving your home during restoration may get you back in your home faster. Contact us 24/7 at (850) 469-1160.

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Remediating Commercial Water Damage in Goulding

5/27/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Remediating Commercial Water Damage in Goulding Whether water damage shows up on your floor or ceiling, our technicians will stop the cause and remediate the damage.

Team SERVPRO Assesses the Damage in Order to Use the Most Efficient Equipment for the Job


Goulding businesses are as vulnerable to water intrusion as private homes. For medium and large businesses, they are more vulnerable, due to the increased amount of pipe that can crack, split, or otherwise fail. Usually at the worst possible moment.
 
To quickly stop Goulding commercial water damage, SERVPRO restoration teams begin by removing any water covering carpets and floors. Our technicians perform this task primarily with two devices: Pumps and Extractors.
 
Our office maintains a variety of pumps, so our team leaders can match the equipment to the amount of water they need to remove. With deep water, like in a sub-floor storage area, they use a submersible pump with a high level of lift capability and volume capacity. These terms mean that the pump can remove much water very quickly. For more shallow water, technicians use smaller pumps with lower lift and volume levels they move across the surface. The larger pumps in our inventory can be truck mounted and driven to any task.
 
Whenever possible, technicians pump the water directly into a treated sewer, usually a toilet inside the building. If a septic tank services the facility, this is not possible, so our teams recommend contacting their septic service to bring in a tank or tank truck for us to pump the water into immediately.
 
For smaller amounts still or water trapped in carpets and between floorboards, SERVPRO teams switch to extractors. These devices, in the hands of our trained personnel, are excellent for drawing water out of upholstery as well. Each extractor has three primary components: a heater, pump, and vacuum.
 
Our technicians are trained to adjust the temperature and vacuum rate to ensure they do not accidentally cause further damage to the surfaces of the structural or office property. For larger amounts that can cover an entire warehouse floor, they may need to bring in extractors large enough that we mount them on a truck like some types of pumps.
 
Removing water from your business is not a quick or easy process, but it can be accomplished efficiently with the right equipment and training. If you need our services, contact SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 today to schedule a visit. We are here to help.

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Cleanup of Flood Damage to Your Perdido Key Home

5/11/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Cleanup of Flood Damage to Your Perdido Key Home SERVPRO carefully assesses your home after flood damage to determine the correct course of action to restore it "Like it never even happened."

Trust SERVPRO to Restore Your Home after Flood Damage

If you are experiencing heavy rains this spring in Perdido Key, you might be worried about water leaking into your home. Your only choice, once this happens, is to remove the water as soon as possible. Unfortunately, you have to wait until the storm has passed and the water has stopped rising to begin, but keep in mind that the longer you leave the standing water in your home, the more damage to your property occurs.

Flood damage of any magnitude in your home in Perdido Key can be overwhelming. Your home and possessions are now covered in water, where just a bit ago your home was safe and dry. To make the process much easier for you, you need the professional help of our staff at SERVPRO. We are specially trained to handle these situations, salvage everything possible, and return your home to its preloss condition.

When we first arrive, we do an initial inspection to determine the right course of action. Once we check for safety hazards, contents are secured if needed, and we can begin restoration. Extracting the standing water is the first major step, and we do so with truck-mounted pumps. Any wet items on the floors are removed, such as pillows, throw rugs, or toys. We remove as much water as possible so that the drying process goes faster.

Every wet surface is treated, which sometimes mean we remove kick baseboards and any drywall that is not salvageable. We open cabinets and remove toe kicks to accelerate the drying time. We use commercial grade equipment for drying your home back out, including dehumidifiers and air movers to generate dry air and increase circulation and evaporation. We monitor the environment carefully each day, and the progress is documented.

We conduct another inspection once your structure is dry to make sure there are no hidden pockets of moisture which could result in further damage such as mold growth. Any items which were removed from the area to keep safe and for restoration are put back in place.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola understands that flooding in your home in Warrington, Goulding, or Myrtle Grove is a stressful event, and we take special care to get your home dry and safe again. Reach out to us at (850) 469-1160 as soon as you experience an event like this.

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The Role of Deodorization in Mold Remediation for Your Pensacola Home

5/6/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Role of Deodorization in Mold Remediation for Your Pensacola Home Wherever you find mold in your home, our technicians can formulate an effective plan to remediate the damage. Call today.

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Tackle the Moldy Odor in Your Home

The discovery of mold in your Pensacola home is something that you might not necessarily use your eyes to find. On many occasions, the presence of mold exists behind walls or in crevices that are challenging to see without specific equipment or much effort. The way that many homeowners discover the presence of mold in their houses is through the distinct musty scent typical of thriving colonies.

When you come across this recognizable smell in your home, chances are, you already have mold damage in Pensacola. Fortunately, taking care of these colonies and remedying the moisture in the environment are not burdens that you have to shoulder alone. Our experienced SERVPRO IICRC certified mold remediation specialists get uniquely trained to help you through every facet of restoring the damage that mold has caused to your home and moving forward.

Still, with all of the steps that go into successfully remediating a home that experiences fungal growth, taking care of the brash odor is a critical component. While air scrubbers might get used to take care of the microbial particles in the air and microscopic mold spores, deodorization requires an entirely different process.

To accomplish this, our SERVPRO technicians must bring out the thermal fogging equipment and use the chemical output of this device to break apart odor molecules in the environment. The fog itself is unscented, allowing for the process to leave no replacement odors behind to counteract the progress made by neutralizing the noxious scent molecules creating the distinctive musty smell.

Taking care of this problem might seem insignificant in the grand scheme of remediating the damage that the mold growth causes in your home, but the scent indicates exposure to the colonies thriving. While our team works to remove the mold present on the surfaces and structural materials, deodorization helps to verify that colonies are getting removed successfully to you the homeowner.

While deodorization might be a small portion of the more significant process of mold remediation, our certified specialists at SERVPRO of West Pensacola can help you through every step of this challenging ordeal. Give us a call anytime that you need us at (850) 469-1160.

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So You Have Had a Significant Fire in Your Pensacola Residence

4/22/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage So You Have Had a Significant Fire in Your Pensacola Residence Seeing your home after a fire can be overwhelming. Contact SERVPRO right after the firefighters leave for remediation which includes deodorization.

Team SERVPRO Uses Many Methods and Has Access to Modern Tools for Remediating Fire Damage

Fire damage can be painful for a homeowner when it comes to any degree of a blaze that breaks out. While it is true that most fires in your home do not lead to massive damage, it is essential to know what you can do when they do. Leaving your home while an electric heater is plugged in is always inadvisable, but sometimes accidents happen. When they do occur and leave your living room in shambles, it is comforting to know that professional help is nearby.
 
We strive to have our employees arrive at the scene of the fire damage in your Pensacola residence as soon as possible. Sometimes, the loss in your home from a fire can be so significant that we may advise a move-out. During a move-out, our technicians can pack your salvageable belongings away and then send them for cleaning. It is an option that is often attractive when it is considered more efficient to complete the restoration without any surrounding clutter.
 
While your belongings are with SERVPRO, we can clean and restore them to their preloss condition depending on the damage they have sustained. If an item should break in our care because exposure to extreme heat weakened it, we can include it in your claims list and inform you immediately.
 
SERVPRO uses many methods to clean your items, including lubricative and chemical cleaners that can help un-adhere soot. We may also use advanced technology such as thermal foggers and ozone machines to help remove the foul smell that the fire caused. We use the same processes to clean your home as well. It is necessary to note that a contractor must handle any rebuilding or remodeling of the physical structure. We only clean and remediate fire damage but we can help you contact a reputable contractor should you need one.
 
When a blaze strikes your residence, do not wait. Contact SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160. As quickly as we are able, we can send our technicians to you.

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Flood Damage Professionals Based Out of Pensacola

4/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Professionals Based Out of Pensacola Heavy rainfall can flood your neighborhood resulting in flood damage to your home. Call the professionals at SERVPRO to restore your home.

SERVPRO is Here to Help Dry Out Your Home after Flood Damage

Florida is one state that is prone to get affected by severe storms, including hurricanes. Sometimes rain comes down so quickly in Pensacola that your neighborhood gets flooded. Whenever water starts to get deep outside, it is very likely that it will creep into your home through the lower door seals or other weak spots on the exterior of your house.

If a hurricane blows through your neighborhood sometimes the extreme, high-speed winds cause objects to poke holes into windows or exterior walls. SERVPRO's flood damage technicians in Pensacola have experience in fixing problems created by wind. When there is a hole in your house during a storm, sometimes vast amounts of rainwater pour into your structure.

The first step we take in any emergency damage call is to repair any hazards that make the work area dangerous. Next, we fix the door seals or board up the holes in the exterior structure so that no more moisture makes its way into your home. Once the area is safe, and water is not pouring into the building we begin to assess the damage caused by the storm.

Our SERVPRO technicians use their knowledge, experience and specialized monitoring equipment when they inspect the area for problems. We search your house and identify all of the areas of the building that got affected by the storm. We then use monitoring equipment to test the building materials and contents within the affected regions for moisture.

If moisture levels are excessive we use our heavy-duty, truck mounted extraction system to vacuum up as much water as we can. In extreme cases where there is two inches or more of standing water, a submersible pump or sump pump gets used for sucking the water out of the house. If there is not an excessive amount of water in the building, sometimes all of the moisture gets dried out using air movers and dehumidifiers.

Dehumidifiers suck water out of the air dispensing liquid into a container and exhausting hot, dry air. The air movers then push the hot, dry air around the room in a circular motion speeding up the natural evaporation process. For assistance with drying after a storm, call SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 any day of the week.

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Aging Pipe Material Could Create Water Damage To Your Pensacola Residence

4/3/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Aging Pipe Material Could Create Water Damage To Your Pensacola Residence Many Pensacola homeowners do not even realize the substantial water damage that their indoor plumbing can do.

Water Damage To Your Residence

Pensacola is no stranger to severe weather systems and heavy rainfalls through large portions of the warmer months of the year. Even with the threat of natural disasters that tend to loom over the heads of all the homeowners here, there is still another added threat that cannot get prepared for as much as someone might like: leaking pipes.

Many Pensacola homeowners do not even realize the substantial water damage that their indoor plumbing can do because they do not fully understand how indoor plumbing works or where these pipes travel through to access fixtures throughout their home. If you have a house that has gotten constructed before the last 15 years or so, you might end up with an indoor plumbing issue do the materials that have gotten used to run water throughout your home.

In many cases, older homes feature lead and copper piping before plastics and PVC showcased a much cheaper and vastly more reliable approach to the plumbing and residential construction trades. For those that still have the lead and copper plumbing, you are at risk for a multitude of situations that could leave you with a water emergency. This possibility does not even begin to brush on the health effects associated with elevated lead levels in the drinking water coming into your home, or sediment from internal chemical reactions between the pipe material and the water continually flowing through the plumbing in your house.

As these materials age, they grow naturally weaker and unable to sustain the pressures your home demands. In many cases, this can get evidenced by small leaks around connection points and elbows throughout the network. Identification at this stage makes our SERVPRO technicians’ job faster by helping to efficiently clean up a small damaged area and locate the area requiring removal and replacement.

The problem is, you might not know when there is a small leak at all, as much of your plumbing gets neatly hidden behind the walls of your home. It is only when the pressure becomes too much to handle, and the pipe ruptures at these connectors, that the real water damage results. If this happens, you should contact our SERVPRO team immediately to help keep the damage from getting worse and restoring your home.

While anyone with lead and copper piping should undoubtedly consider upgrading their home to PVC options, this is not always a possibility for everyone. The best you can do is to keep an eye on the situation and try to recognize the issues before they get out of control. Fortunately, SERVPRO of West Pensacola is always here to help you through it all. Give us a call today at (850) 469-1160.

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Water Damage in Pensacola Resulting from a Fire

3/31/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage in Pensacola Resulting from a Fire After firefighters extinguish a fire in your home, you are often left with water damage along with the fire damage.

Rely on SERVPRO for Expert Water and Fire Damage Restoration

Whenever a fire starts inside your Pensacola home, damage resulting from the burn sometimes is not the only problem. Many times the fire department comes in and drenches your home with water to put the fire out. After the fire gets suppressed, now you possibly have to deal with moisture damage as well as fire damage.

The two different types of damage inside your house get mitigated using a variety of methods. SERVPRO's water damage technicians in Pensacola have experience in dealing with problems associated with heat and moisture. However, when both heat and water affect a home, many different challenges get presented.

In a scenario where fire, smoke, and water cause problems in a home, there are many different things that must be considered. First off, the area gets made secure so that the work area is safe for occupants and workers. The next stage is the inspection process.

When fire and water damage combine, there are many potential problems that our SERVPRO technicians consider. Sometimes when water mixes with soot created by smoke from the blaze, the result becomes an acidic substance that disintegrates building materials. Also, water mixing with soot creates category 3 contaminated water.

If contaminated water damages porous materials, they must get removed. In areas where both soot and water caused damage, all of the affected materials must get removed. Therefore, building materials such as carpet and drywall get discarded and replaced. If building materials like wooden studs and subfloors get affected by soot, then they possibly get dried out and sealed with a specialized sealant paint.

Other areas that do not get affected by burn damage possibly only receive damage from moisture. If the water that damaged the home in a specific area does not have a high contamination level, then the area possibly gets dried out without replacing building materials. In cases where two different types of damage exist, we use drying equipment to dry out the water damaged portion of the house.

Usually, fire damage mitigation takes place before dealing with water issues. For professional help dealing with the combination of the two types of damage, call SERVPRO of N. Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes & Washington Counties at (850) 267-0746 for assistance anytime.

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Overextended Outlets Could Spark Fires in Your Goulding Home

3/25/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Overextended Outlets Could Spark Fires in Your Goulding Home When dealing with fire damage started by an electric appliance, it's best to call a restoration company like SERVPRO to make sure it's done right.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand That Fire Damage Often Includes Dealing With Water Damage

For any Goulding homeowner, appliances play a significant role in making your at-home life comfortable. The downside of this is that you are always at the mercy of when they work and when they do not. With improperly maintained equipment or appliances requiring more power than the outlet provided can supply, you run risks like fires breaking out. Of course, the most advisable thing would be to monitor the condition of the appliances in your house and repair them as needed, you might not be as mindful of the tolerances of your outlets installed in your house.  
Fires can happen with little warning, but you can inspect outlets and do some reading about the required wattage your equipment needs to function normally. If you are exceeding this amount with the outlet you are trying to use, you might consider reconfiguring the arrangement of the room or running a new outlet with the appropriate tolerances. Unfortunately, not every home is going to be able to avoid fire damages in Goulding this way, as many houses are older and paperwork regarding the electrical systems is no longer accessible. 
 
When a fire does occur in your home, the rapid response on your end can often help the problem from getting worse. While our experienced SERVPRO restoration specialists are available whenever you need us, this process must wait for the local fire department to finish extinguishing the blaze. Their diligent work might keep the fire from affecting other areas of your home, but this often comes with an issue of its own: water damage.  
 
With the high volume of water that typically gets used to put out a fire, there is often no place for this liquid to go. The water damage poses a threat not only to the structural integrity of the house in the area where it pools, but it also presents the possibility for compounding damage like fungal growth on top of the other restoration work that needs to happen.  
 
Our SERVPRO professionals get to work right away extracting the water using pump trucks from our fleet and wet-vacs fitted with extraction wands. Drying is the next step in the process, which involves sophisticated equipment like drying mats to pull moisture up from the flooring of your home. Removing the water damage paves the way for all necessary fire restoration efforts to follow.  
 
When your home suffers fire damage from overextended outlets or malfunctioning appliances, you can trust the experienced and professional team at SERVPRO of West Pensacola to help you clean up the mess. Our team is available 24/7 by calling (850) 469-1160.  
 
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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.

Drying

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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Mitigating Loss Following Water Damage To Your Pensacola Hotel

12/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Mitigating Loss Following Water Damage To Your Pensacola Hotel SERVPRO of West Pensacola is available 24 hours a day to respond to your hotel water damage emergency!

Do You Know Who To Call When Water Damage Strikes Your Pensacola Hotel?

Pensacola hotels are much like any other tourism-based business, and you just cannot significantly profit if you are not fully functional through the entirety of the peak season. The necessity for full occupancy means that whenever you have a water emergency in one of your hotel rooms, you do not have any time to lose in getting it repaired.

There are substantial concerns whenever there is a significant water incident in any Pensacola hotel room, primarily if it occurs on an upper floor of the structure. Not only is this one room now unable to be used, but it also puts any adjacent rentable rooms in jeopardy as well. Flooding indoors in an upper-level hotel room can spread quickly, and water removal efforts for your Pensacola hotel must get started immediately to mitigate loss.

The first thing that SERVPRO is going to do when they get to your hotel is to set up to start removing water. Considering that this needs to be a controlled event to prevent disturbance to other paying guests, smaller portable pumps and wet-vacs used instead of truck mounted pumps. The faster that the water can be pulled off the floor and rerouted through wastewater pipes or into a pumper truck for removal, the better. With rooms sharing common walls, it does not take much time for standing water to work its way through drywall and insulation to reach neighboring areas to the damaged zone.

Once the large volumes of water have been cleared off of the floor, and the source of this water has temporarily stopped, restoration efforts can officially begin. The process involves both thoroughly drying the damage using spot specific heating fans and repairing the damage to the plumbing. Given the extent of structural damage, SERVPRO might work in conjunction with a hired contractor to prepare the area for new drywall and other building materials so that the construction work can quickly follow the completion of the water damage restoration effort.

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Peak season is no time to lose business to a water emergency in one of your rooms. Call our SERVPRO of West Pensacola emergency response team to get you back to full capacity quickly. We can be reached anytime at (850) 469-1160.

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Removing The Mold In Your Pensacola Home

11/22/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Removing The Mold In Your Pensacola Home Keeping your Pensacola home free of mold is an ongoing effort.

Removing Mold From Your Home

Keeping your Pensacola home free of mold is an ongoing effort, as this is a naturally humid area of the country. Understanding the conditions in which this fungus can begin to grow and thrive can help you to prevent these environments in your home. While there is nothing that is entirely uncommon about mold, it is also not something that you should allow to grow freely, even in areas of your house that are rarely if ever used.

A common area for mold damage to occur in your Pensacola home is in the basement. The block and concrete typically used to construct a foundation tend to become saturated and stay moist for longer than other materials do. These wetter conditions are a breeding ground for fungus of all kinds, and the removal of this fungus can prove extremely problematic.

Fortunately, SERVPRO licensed professionals we employ are remediation experts. They can identify the extent of the spread and create a concise and direct plan to remove the mold colonies and prevent them from continuing to grow and thrive in your home. To neutralize the spores from the existing colonies, our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians use negative air chambers and air scrubbers.

Upon completely removing the colonies that have formed throughout the affected area, the final step is to prevent this from reoccurring. The assessment determines where the moisture in the air and materials in the area is coming from and removing it. Our SERVPRO professionals are then able to walk you through a permanent solution to keep your humidity and moisture levels down so that naturally, airborne spores do not have the conditions available to form a colony.

The one thing that can be universally agreed on is that mold damage can cause health effects. Trust our IICRC certified technicians to identify the kind of fungus you are dealing with as well as quickly work to remove damage from your home.

At the first sign of mold in your home, you should not hesitate to call our professional emergency response team. We at SERVPRO of West Pensacola are available 24/7 for all of your remediation and restoration needs at (850) 469-1160.

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What to Expect During Flood Damage Restoration of Your Pensacola Home

11/10/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What to Expect During Flood Damage Restoration of Your Pensacola Home SERVPRO technicians begin the restoration of your home after a flood with an assessment of the damage.

SERVPRO Offers Efficient and Thorough Flood Damage Restoration Services

Whether it is a flood, a storm or a tree falling through your roof, flooding can be a catastrophic event for your home. However, the good news is that if you act promptly, there is a lot the can be done to restore your home, here in Pensacola. Seeking the help of professionals can save you a lot of money and headache during the restoration process.

The first step is to hire professionals who know what they are doing while restoring the flood damage in your Pensacola home. If the moisture is not removed correctly, it can cause some serious secondary damage. Here is what you can expect during the flood damage restoration process.

Assessment of the Damage

The first step toward the restoration of your home after a flood is an assessment of the damage. The team of SERVPRO professionals conducts a thorough inspection of both the interior and exterior of your house to determine the extent of the damage.

Our experts also discuss restoration plans with you during this step. While some restoration such as roof repair must be started immediately, you have some more time to decide on some other issues that are not of immediate importance.

The Process of Flood Damage Restoration

Once all the terms are agreed upon, the restoration work begins with removal of any standing water on the property. Once the standing water is removed, the SERVPRO experts use some sensors to detect hidden moisture in the carpet and other areas of your home.

Our experts use equipment such as moisture meters and Thermohygrometers to determine the best conditions necessary for the complete moisture removal.

Extractors are used to remove water from carpets and upholstery while industrial dehumidification equipment help to create the best conditions for water extraction.

The cleaning process usually starts within eight hours of our team’s arrival on the site. Although the time needed to complete the task can vary depending on the extent of damage, SERVPRO experts work hard to keep it to a minimum.

Contact the professionals at SERVPRO of West Pensacola today at (850) 469-1160 to schedule an appointment for an on-site inspection. Our experts make sure that your property is dry and safe in no time!  

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Commercial Fire Damage Hazards in Pensacola Retail Stores

11/9/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Fire Damage Hazards in Pensacola Retail Stores Keep your retail store open with fire prevention tips or remediation from the certified technicians at SERVPRO. Call today to discuss your situation.

SERVPRO Technicians Can Offer Your Store Effective Fire Prevention Tips During an Inspection

Fires in retail stores cause a lot of damage in Pensacola every year, sometimes leading to severe injuries and even death of an employee. As such, retail environments need to be more vigilant than most when it comes to spotting fire hazards. In fact, shops and other retail businesses often feature in fire loss statistics, with more severe blazes contributing to a significant amount of lost business.
 
To protect your shop, you need a reliable fire damage restoration service to deal with the aftermath of a devastating fire disaster. At SERVPRO, we have a long history providing commercial fire damage restoration to Pensacola and its environs. Our technicians are highly trained and certified explicitly by the IICRC, ensuring that our methods are up to par with industry standards. Using advanced tools and products, we can restore your business to preloss condition as quickly as possible, "Like it never even happened."
 
Waste storage and combustible materials are some of the leading causes of commercial fire damage in a retail shop. These items tend to accumulate and present a fire hazard, so it is important to discard them on a regular basis. Indeed, something as simple as a burning cigarette can start a small fire that could spread quickly. It is advisable to set a separate area for waste disposal or avoid storing waste at the shop altogether.
 
Some warehouses often store flammable materials (e.g., flammable liquids) that can quickly spark when they come into contact with a flame. To minimize the risk of extensive fire damage, SERVPRO professionals can help you store and seal any containers with flammable liquids or vapors. Vapors are just as damaging in the presence of fire and can also ignite quickly. Additionally, make a point of cleaning up any spills on the floor as soon as they happen.
 
Poor ventilation can cause wood chips, dust, scrap plastic, and other debris to build up in the store. If your work environment produces considerable dust, SERVPRO technicians can help you install an extraction fan. Places that use heavy machines and equipment that tend to get hot should be kept clear of both gas and dust.
 
If your business incurs any type of commercial fire damage, SERVPRO of West Pensacola is here for you. We're Faster to Any Size Disaster, and our technicians are dedicated to returning your property to its original state quickly and efficiently. Give us a ring anytime at (850) 469-1160.

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Flooding and Hazardous Debris Are Part of Hurricane Irma Damage in Pensacola

10/23/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Flooding and Hazardous Debris Are Part of Hurricane Irma Damage in Pensacola Water Damage and Cleanup from Hurricanes or Leaks in Pensacola Are the Cornerstones of SERVPRO Services

Water Damage in Pensacola Is Mitigated with Fast SERVPRO Help


The outside of your home might not reflect how things fared on the inside. Many homes in Pensacola received little damage to their exteriors during this hurricane season. Flooding affected many homes and other structures, however, because of the amount of water forced in by the latest hurricanes.

Homes in Pensacola in low-lying areas received tidal water in addition to the rain, adding to any hurricane damage. Ocean water can hold debris of its own, and then pick up even more as it travels from the beach to your home. While you can see much of whatever came in with the water, the possibility of hidden debris remains high.

To solve this problem, we carefully pump out the water, ensuring that our hoses remain free of flotsam that can block them as they suction water out of your home. We continually remove debris as it becomes visible. After we remove most of the water, we can begin rolling up carpeting for disposal. Being absorbent, carpeting, and especially padding, can harbor pathogens and microscopic particles. Left in your home, these can create foul odors that never disappear. Removing the carpeting and padding prevents this from happening to your home. It also greatly increases the rate of evaporation and drying.

When we finish removing the carpeting and padding, we can start drying out your home's interior with air movers and heaters. Floors must contain standard levels of moisture before installing new carpet. We cut away walls close to the floor so we can install new drywall. Moldings and kickboards might warp if exposed to water for lengthy periods, so we discuss restoration and replacement options with you first. Each partial demolition if needed, is with you and if you have insurance coverage, with your carrier.

Our professionals, certified by the IICRC, remain dedicated partners of our disaster-response team. Whenever members of our community need their property restored, they rely on us to provide the services that can make everything “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO of West Pensacola can restore your home after a hurricane or simply water damage or any other catastrophe. We can be contacted by calling us at our local number, (850) 469-1160, at any hour, day or night, 365 days a year.
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New Builds in Pensacola Still Take Flood Damage in Hurricanes

10/22/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage New Builds in Pensacola Still Take Flood Damage in Hurricanes When facing storm damage and flooding, SERVPRO can be a great ally in both insurance claims and getting the remediation process started quickly.

SERVPRO Technicians are Trained to Remediate Flooding in BOTH Newer and Older Homes

Most modern homes in Florida are now built with hurricane protection. Whereas homes built decades ago were and still are vulnerable even to lighter hurricanes, newer builds are resistant to the effects of extreme weather. However, of course, there are limits to these protective abilities. While they are resistant to high winds and rain, large-scale flood damage hurts Pensacola homes nearly every time a major storm rolls through. There are some ways that new anti-hurricane measures can protect against flooding, but overall, you should still expect your home to incur some amount of damage.
 
New homes protect against flood damage in Pensacola through some simple yet effective measures. Doors and windows are now equipped with stronger seals, exterior walls are made and finished to resist severe and lasting damage from floodwaters, and foundations are explicitly built to take as little damage as possible from standing water. This means that newer homes tend to be a better investment than older ones, as they are more likely to resist weather extremes in the long term.
 
Unfortunately, however, modern homes can still be severely damaged by a flood. If water finds its way into the home, little can protect interior construction and belongings from the effects of damage. While foundations can effectively resist some effects of standing water, they are by no means immune to it. Without fast extraction, standing water can cause expensive and severe damage to your home's foundation. Furthermore, many storm floods pick up materials and debris from the surrounding area, creating stains, dents, and chips in the exterior walls and surfaces of many homes. SERVPRO technicians have seen it all, so do not fear no matter how severe the damage may seem. We know how to fix it with as little time and money invested as possible.
 
SERVPRO of West Pensacola provides flood damage mitigation and restoration services to the local area after all major storms. Call us when disaster strikes at (850) 469-1160.
 
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Water Damage Inside Your Walls from Clogged Gutters in Your Pensacola Residence

10/6/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Damage Inside Your Walls from Clogged Gutters in Your Pensacola Residence Clogged gutters can cause water damage inside the walls of your home damaging wooden framing and insulation.

SERVPRO Provides Solutions for Your Water Damaged Walls

Realizing that clogged gutters can create water damage inside your home in Pensacola might not be obvious right away. However, it is a fact. Drainage from your roof can bring water infiltration into your house in various ways. Much water moves through your gutters. Just an inch of rainfall on a typical size roof sends more than six hundred gallons of water into the downspouts and gutters. If anything is obstructing them, it can be a trigger for indoor water damage.

Leaves or other debris are typically the culprits that clog your gutters on your Pensacola home. One way in which clogged gutters bring water damage to the inside of your home is when they spill water down into the exterior wall. Siding is not entirely waterproof and cannot sustain a continuous water cascade. Seepage behind your siding penetrates exterior wood sheathing and gets into the wall spaces in your house which can deteriorate wooden framing and sheathing, saturate interior wallboard, and cause mold to grow inside the walls.

Moisture inside your wall also lessens the effects of your insulation. SERVPRO can assist you in fixing the mess that your gutters have created. We may need to remove the insulation, especially if it has become matted. Fiberglass insulation might not lose its insulating power for good, however. We may be able to dry it out instead.

Rockwool and cellulose insulation usually mat when wet. Plus, moisture affects fire resistance and the antimicrobial qualities of material that is cellulosic. Rockwool contains metal which may rust if it becomes wet. For these reasons, these kinds of insulation may need replacement.

Ventilation is necessary for drying your wall cavities. One way in which SERVPRO's IICRC certified technicians get air circulation inside the walls is to take off baseboards and drill holes between the studs. We then force air through these holes into the spaces to increase evaporation. If we find much moisture, parts of the drywall need to be taken off. We always go over everything with you before we begin any work.

Moisture meters are also used to check for moisture in the walls, and penetrating probes are used in wet areas to see how wet your insulation has gotten.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola are experts at finding and eliminating the water and moisture inside your walls from faulty gutters. If you live in the areas of Sanders Beach, Pensacola, or Goulding and have such a problem, please give us a call right away at (850) 469-1160.

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Higher Risk for Unoccupied Homes to Sustain Fire Damage in Warrington

9/25/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Higher Risk for Unoccupied Homes to Sustain Fire Damage in Warrington Appliance fires during or after a storm happen more and more often. Contact SERVPRO after fire damage in your home to quickly start remediation.

Our IICRC Certified SERVPRO Technicians are Able to Deal With Many Types of Damage After a Storm

Many homeowners evacuate before severe tropical storms and hurricanes hit the area around Warrington. These residents may find that their home was involved in a fire during their absence. During such an emergency, damage can affect large areas of the home. Some of these areas may include the exterior of the home, also.
 
In the area, returning evacuees do not expect to encounter fire damage in Warrington. When a fire does occur, it can increase the problems already associated with destructive weather events. Fires begin relatively easily in zones designated as disaster sites. Fuel stored for grills, camping, boating and other activities can come into contact with downed power lines or sparks from rebuilding endeavors underway nearby. Shorts in the electrical wiring can spray sparks outward, and power surges in your home can make appliances heat up in abnormal ways.
 
SERVPRO technicians undergo training in restoration procedures specific to fire damage. We have experience in all aspects of restoring homes damaged by fire. Our training also includes the removal of water used by firefighters, or worse, brought in by storms. These are important, too, because haphazard mitigation of these aspects can lead to damage in the future.
 
When a fire burns inside a home, the by-products of that fire include smoke, soot, and odors. Mixed with water, these become even worse. This is another reason why high humidity and heat can increase the perception of odor in a fire-damaged home for months, or even years, afterward. Restoration of a home includes the removal and replacement of destroyed materials, but also the elimination of odor-causing particles and the smoke and soot that can continue to damage your home and your belongings.
 
You can rest assured that SERVPRO of West Pensacola's technicians can handle your home's fire damage situation. Restoring your home, so it is “Like it never even happened” remains our goal no matter how badly damaged. Call us at (850) 469-1160 when you need us most.

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Combat Mold Damage Found in Your Perdido Key Area Home the Right Way

9/15/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Combat Mold Damage Found in Your Perdido Key Area Home the Right Way No matter how new or modern, your laundry room can harbor mold and facilitate its spread. If you see or smell mold, contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Quickly Determine the Cause of the Mold Before Starting the Remediation Process

If you have experienced water leaks at any time, discovered musty odors or discolored sections of the walls or ceilings in your Perdido Key home, you may have found the first signs of mold growth that can quickly lead to extensive mold damage if you wait to react.

Ignoring the signs of mold found on your property, allows mold damage in Perdido Key to spread steadily throughout your home. With millions of known mold species in existence, the surest way to control mold growth and treat contaminated areas properly involves hiring a professional.  

Many different areas of your home provide mold with the perfect environment to grow, including your bathroom, laundry room, basement, attic, and crawl spaces. Any area of your home that has excessive moisture or inadequate ventilation can develop mold. Recognizing the early signs of mold growth makes you one of the lucky ones, as most mold situations run rampant without homeowners ever knowing that a problem exists until the damage becomes rather severe.

Frequently checking common areas for excessive moisture can help. However, nothing beats hiring a professional mold remediation company, like SERVPRO, to inspect your property. We can check the floors, walls, ceilings, and other hard to reach areas of your home for telltale signs, use advanced equipment to identify problems, and help you decide which direction to take to protect yourself and your family.

Mold remediation can be a lengthy process and involves several different procedures to control the problem correctly. SERVPRO has fully certified mold remediation specialists that follow strict guidelines to control mold growth found in your home. We use physical methods to transport and dispose of contaminated materials, negative airflow machines and quality containment methods to combat the spread and removal of airborne spores.  

You can have your home inspected for mold growth by calling SERVPRO of West Pensacola today. We provide services to the entire Perdido Key area and deliver IICRC professionals that take pride in helping you return your home to a quality pre-mold damage condition. Call us 24-hours a day, 7-days a week; we are available when you need us. (850) 469-1160

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Water Removal and Your Walls in Your Goulding Home

9/8/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Water Removal and Your Walls in Your Goulding Home If the walls in your home are damaged by water, call SERVPRO for proper water removal.

Professional services needed for water damaged walls

Water does not mix well with plaster or drywall. If it gets into your walls, it promotes mold growth, causing the framing to split and swell, plus weaken the structural integrity of your home in Goulding. Even if you are only seeing minor bubbling, spots, or peeling, act right away to stop the problem before it gets bigger.

Many people surprisingly only put a DIY patch over drywall with water damage and hope for the best. However, you always need to find the source of the leak in your Goulding home, and the best way to do this is to call for the help of a water removal remediation company, such as SERVPRO. Fixing it correctly the first time saves you money down the road.

No wall in your home is safe from water damage. Drywall is at the risk of weakening or even collapsing. Drywall cannot always be repaired, so it may need replacing. When severe damage has been sustained, the structure around the drywall can also be affected, resulting in more repairs. As soon as you see an issue, do not hesitate to get in touch with our technicians at SERVPRO. We move fast to find the issue and repair it to avoid additional damage.

Besides drywall, plaster walls are susceptible to water damage as well. It is not resistant to dampness and is affected easily. It can be easy to replace and remove, fortunately. Keeping a dehumidifier in your home helps to maintain conditions dry and avoid plaster walls from being damaged.

The brickwork of your home also should be checked out when looking for signs of water damage. If it is not sealed correctly, the porous cement used can absorb extra water and start to crumble. If the brickwork of your home has been compromised, our staff must remove the water before we can repair the damage. We ensure your walls are properly dried out before repairing them, so no moisture is trapped inside.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola has the training and experience to properly remove any water in your walls and repair the issues. Residents of Perdido Key, Pensacola, and Goulding can reach us at any time by dialing (850) 469-1160.

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Keeping Fire Damage Away from Your Pensacola Home

8/22/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Keeping Fire Damage Away from Your Pensacola Home Overloading surge protectors can create risk of starting a house fire.

Preventing Fire Damage in Your Home

Around your Pensacola home may be many fire damage hazards - objects and utilities that, without proper protection, may someday start a fire in your home. While fire detectors, extinguishers, and alarms are essential for fire protection in the home, it is always best to not have to rely on these devices and avoid fire in the first place. These simple upgrades can help make your home a safer, stronger place, and prevent fires.

Surge Protectors

Among the most common origins of fire damage in Pensacola are electronic appliances and devices. When electronics catch fire, they are difficult to put out, as water-based flame retardants are entirely ineffective. Many of the flood damage jobs SERVPRO gets called in for also incorporate some amount of fire restoration, as electronics short circuit and cause fires. The simple way to prevent many of these fires is to install surge protectors, which prevent sudden electrical surges from causing damage to your devices. However, be careful not to buy cheap surge protectors and refrain from overloading them. Otherwise, these safety devices can create an even bigger risk.

Replacing Open-Flame Burners

While burners with open flames are good for atmosphere and some types of cooking, they also present a significant fire hazard. All burners should be treated with extreme caution, as these have an extra potential to cause fires. If your burners are old or otherwise require replacement, consider an option with premium safety features to avoid later troubles.

Overhead Kitchen Sprinklers

Despite being the origin of a huge prevention of residential fires, most American homes still lack any form of a sprinkler system in their kitchen. A solid sprinkler system often makes all the difference in our commercial restorations, and there's no reason why your home cannot receive the same benefits. Sprinklers are typically able to stop fires before they spread beyond their initial bounds - potentially avoiding any damage to the home beyond that one appliance.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola has served local homeowners for years, helping people to get through fire damage even when all seems lost. Call us today at (850) 469-1160.

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Prepare For Floods And Help Protect Your Warrington Home From Water Damage

8/19/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Prepare For Floods And Help Protect Your Warrington Home From Water Damage Floods are a genuine risk for many of us living here in Florida.

Prepare For Floods

Floods are a genuine risk for many of us living here in Florida. Flash floods are not uncommon, and you might find your home affected by water damage suddenly, with minimal warning. Many homeowners in the area have asked us if there is anything they can do to protect their house from water damage. Although you cannot prevent a flood from happening there are some things SERVPRO recommends you do to minimize the impact if the worst happens.

First, check that your insurance covers flooding. Many people assume their insurance covers their Warrington home for water damage after a flood, but that might not be the case. Many policies do not cover water damage from floods, and it is necessary to take out a separate insurance policy for such an event.

Keep all your important documents such as insurance policies, birth or marriage certificates, and bank papers in a waterproof container near the top of your home. Although SERVPRO has freeze drying technology on hand to help safe waterlogged paper items, we believe that prevention is better than cure.

If you can, elevate your A/C unit, air handler, furnace, electrical control panel and water heater to a high position in your home. Employing someone to move items for you might cost an initial outlay amount, but it is more cost effective than replacing them after a flood.

Check your basement for cracks or weak points, and seal them with hydraulic cement, or mortar and masonry caulk. If your basement leaks regularly it is a good idea to employ a builder to look at it. Install a backflow valve on your sewer or septic tank lines. That way, should a flood occur you do not run the risk of unmentionable waste getting into your home.

Sometimes even if you take the right precautions, floods cause water damage to your home. If that happens, put in a call to SERVPRO right away – We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster.

Our experienced team extracts standing water from your home, and then set to work drying it so you can return back to normal as soon as possible. We use air movers and box fans to dry every nook and cranny from under the carpet and behind cabinets to your favorite couch or inside your closet. We also have dehumidifiers on hand to speed the drying process, and state of the art tools to monitor every step and ensure we reach our drying goal.

For help with cleanup after water gets into your home, call SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 today.

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Restaurant Mold Damage Remediation In Perdido Key

8/10/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Restaurant Mold Damage Remediation In Perdido Key Microbial growth in any restaurant causes concern for both your employees and customers.

Mold Damage Remediation

Microbial growth in any workplace causes concern for both your employees and customers. When mold takes hold in a restaurant everyone’s anxiety goes up a notch, and a swift remediation needs to take place. SERVPRO has the specialized equipment and trained technicians to abate almost any mold problem.

Special local and state rules on mold damage get your attention when colonies arise in your Perdido Key oyster shack and grill. Your staff worries about possible health issues and no one wants to eat in a restaurant that hosts mold as well as diners. We understand that closing your business for even a few days means possible financial ruin and the loss of long time fans of your fare. Rely on us to clear out the current mold growth safely and help you plan to avoid similar problems in the future.

The Northern Gulf Coast is hot and humid. Add in the inevitable cooking steam created in a popular seaside dining destination and mold has all its needs met for multiplication. SERVPRO uses Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols to remediate mold and takes the time to educate commercial clients on strategies to minimize mold growth in the future.

SERVPRO crew members contain the moldy area using heavy duty plastic sheeting and often adding an air scrubber. The air scrubber uses negative pressure to keep particulate matter from drifting into other areas of your restaurant as we clean up. We make every effort to permit the rest of your business to remain open while we prepare for and complete removal of the moldy material. The fungi and any porous surfaces it infiltrates are bagged within the containment area and properly discarded.

The next step is sanitization with professional antimicrobials targeted to stop mold growth. Finally, we determine the source of moisture that fuels the mold proliferation. Chances are good it is high humidity, so we counsel the consistent use of industrial strength exhaust fans. SERVPRO inspectors also seek roof or plumbing leaks and see that they are fixed to prevent water incursion.

Count on SERVPRO of West Pensacola to have the solution for mold damage in your restaurant. Set up an appointment for a speedy evaluation and plan creation by calling our dispatch staff at (850) 469-1160.

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Flood Damage Inside a Pensacola Home can be Mitigated, Making Restoration Complete

8/3/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Inside a Pensacola Home can be Mitigated, Making Restoration Complete SERVPRO can help homeowners coping with the aftermath of flood damage brought on by storms in the area.

Trust The SERVPRO Professionals To Help You During Your Time of Need

Flooding can happen because of super-heavy rains, especially when changes in the terrain exist because of recent construction in the area. Rushing over the surface, rain water absorbs whatever is small enough to be picked up and whisked along with it as it travels. When this type of water overtakes your home, it brings with it a multitude of hazards that must be eliminated to restore safe living conditions.

Pensacola homeowners whose homes sustain flood damage soon realize that cleaning up after a disaster like this entails much more than the typical do-it-yourself project requires. Not only does flooding affect a home's structure and contents, but the changes brought on by a flood include those affecting the quality of the air inside the home.

Flood damage can include the following problems for homeowners:

- deposits remaining afterward can contain deadly pathogens,

- dampness can allow microbes to grow prolifically in all areas of a home,

- structural weaknesses can develop or become more pronounced,

- peeling paint and disintegrating materials can pose choking hazards to toddlers,

- carpeting and other flooring can become so damaged they require replacement,

- moisture levels in the air can affect unflooded areas in the home similarly to flooded ones, and

- all food items that came in contact with floodwaters must be disposed of because the risk to health is extremely high.

SERVPRO can help homeowners coping with the aftermath of flood damage brought on by storms in the area. Being a locally owned and operated company provides us with the insight into the weather our normally sunny state experiences. Coupled with our certifications from the IICRC, we know how to effectively mitigate the weather-related damage homes and businesses experience. We want to make it “Like it never even happened” by restoring your home's appearance and structural soundness while we ensure elimination of any pathogens or other hazards to health.

Part of our job is to make sure that humidity levels are completely re-established as they should be and that preventative methods are carried out to keep future issues regarding mold and mildew minimized as much as possible. Helping with listing all damaged items that require disposal on an inventory sheet can assist you with your insurance claim, increasing the likelihood of a faster claims process. These are only two of the many ways SERVPRO employees help homeowners recover faster from any disaster.

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SERVPRO of West Pensacola is nearby and ready to assist you at any time, with flood damage or any other kind of catastrophe. Call us, any hour, day or night, at (850) 469-1160.

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What Has To Go When Mold Grows in Warrington

7/31/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What Has To Go When Mold Grows in Warrington Mold can spread very quickly. Contact SERVPRO at the first sign for best results.

SERVPRO Technicians Follow Proven Protocols When Dealing with a Mold Infestation

Trying to manage a moldy situation on your own usually is not a smart decision. Even though the area affected seems small, know that the microbial infestation may spread if cleaned up improperly. Mold growth also needs no light to thrive, so it commonly hides in hard to access areas, showing just a portion of a larger outbreak. SERVPRO offers expert mold remediation services and educates homeowners on life after mold abatement.
 
The hot, humid climate creates conditions supportive of mold damage in many Warrington residences. An air conditioning glitch or poorly operating dehumidifier that allows the ambient humidity inside your house to exceed 60 percent for even one or two days gives microbial growth a boost. Our mold remediation team deals with your current outbreak and gives solid advice on retention of personal belongings afflicted with mold.
 
Homeowners who try to make decisions on which items are salvageable when infected with mold need information. This is particularly important if they have emotional attachments to damaged articles. SERVPRO technicians help evaluate which of your belongings are likely to respond well to disinfection and which, sadly, may never be rendered mold-free. Non-porous items release mold involvement well if properly cleaned and treated with a professional antimicrobial. Minimally affected fabrics often launder or dry clean well. Having our crews handle the materials, wearing personal protective gear, keeps you and your family safe from untreated mold.
 
SERVPRO technicians offer advice throughout the process, and we also work with your insurance to attempt to limit your out of pocket costs. The longer the mold attached to an object and the harder it is to dry it out, the less sensible it is to keep it. Realizing that moldy items continue to shed spores make hard decisions easier. Irreplaceable mementos made of paper may be restored using a freeze-drying process, but the technique primarily removes water, not active mold colonies.
 
We follow the EPA protocol when remediating mold. We contain, remove, and discard the mold colonies and items contaminated beyond salvaging. Sanitizing the areas affected is the next step. The remediation requires the elimination of the moisture source as well as clean up. When excessive humidity is the culprit, tuning up dehumidifiers and properly sizing AC units, along with the use of exhaust fan and other ventilation strategies, goes a long way toward reducing moisture -- mold’s accelerant.
 
Call (850) 469-1160 to arrange for a mold remediation consultation. SERVPRO of West Pensacola has the trained technicians and products to get your mold issues under control.

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SERVPRO - Myrtle Grove Fire Damage

7/23/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage SERVPRO - Myrtle Grove Fire Damage The primary types of fire damage to a Myrtle Grove home are from the smoke, soot, and odors left behind after a fire.

SERVPRO Has the Tools to Make Your Fire Damage "Like it Never Even Happened"

Unless a home is caught up in a wildfire from a nearby National Park, most of the damage it suffers can be cleaned using the proper tools. When combined with the cleaning agent appropriate to the type of odor or another residue, the amount of money spent on replacement decreases substantially.

The primary types of fire damage to a Myrtle Grove home are from the smoke, soot, and odors left behind after a fire. To clean and remove them, SERVPRO keeps an up-to-date inventory of the equipment best suited for each level of damage and type of residue. These listed below are just a few of what we have available.

Ozone Generators – These machines put out a series of oxygen molecules that alter airborne, odor-causing molecules. When they meet, oxidation occurs which removes the odor.
Technicians use these machines when an odor is very pungent. Ozone is a powerful gas, so before we begin the treatment, it is necessary to remove all family pets and any item that contains natural rubber. Once we complete the procedure, ozone returns to a normal, oxygen molecule with no residue left.

Pressure Sprayers – These electrically powered devices spray deodorizing agents and other chemical cleaners. With a rate of 50 psi, they are handy for carpets and fabrics coated with heavy soot and smoke residues, as well as structural property that has absorbed a lot of them.

Injectors – These handheld devices use large needles attached to a pump to inject deodorizers into a stain on upholstery and carpets. We prefer this method when possible, as it prevents sending out furniture to be cleaned by other methods and having to lift the carpet to attempt to clean it. Injection of cleaners and deodorizers is much more cost-efficient.

Ventilation Fans – These industrial-sized, box fans serve a dual purpose. In addition to blowing out contaminated air, the high-velocity of the air movement (3000 to 5000 cubic feet of air per minute) is excellent for bringing in outside air to dry property that became soaked from the efforts of the fire department and a home sprinkler system.

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Once we are on the job, the desire of SERVPRO of West Pensacola is to put you back into your home as quickly and safely as possible. Restoration is not a quick process, but we are with you at every step, explaining what we are doing and putting it all back together. If you need our help, call us today at (850) 469-1160.

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When Broken Water Lines Cause Flood Damage in a Pensacola Home

7/2/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage When Broken Water Lines Cause Flood Damage in a Pensacola Home Flooding from Storms or Burst Water Mains Damage Many Homes in Pensacola

SERVPRO Answers the Call to Restore Your Flood Damaged Residence

If you think that all flooding happens because of rising waters from nearby lakes or streams, you might be surprised to find out how fast a broken water line inside your home can cause similar problems. Water lines are located in areas of your home that might not seem likely because of the way the house was built, which is particularly the case in additions and remodeled areas.
 
In Pensacola, homes that have a water line break can suffer extreme flood damage in a very short amount of time. This is because homes often have water lines that are either one-half inch or three-quarters of an inch in diameter, and while these may seem small, they can release water at a very fast rate.
 
The smaller of the two can spew 50 gallons of water into your home every minute. The larger one, instead of only releasing 50% more than its smaller counterpart, can let in more than double the amount, at 110 gallons of water in a minute. A larger pipe can cause even greater damage. Water pressure plays a key role in the actual flow rate of the intruding liquid.
 
Sometimes, the pipe that comes loose isn't just to a sink or shower, but to the washing machine. Flood damage from an internal source does not always mean something is broken – hoses that should be tightly attached to your washer can cause the same type of catastrophe when they become too loose over time.
 
When a home has this type of flood damage, SERVPRO has the technicians with the skills and expertise required to get things back to normal throughout your home. Depending on where the water pipes have broken, your flood damage might cover both upstairs and downstairs. This amount and scope of flood damage can necessitate the drying out of ceilings, walls, stairways, floors, and everything in between, including your personal belongings. SERVPRO categorizes this type of water damage as 3, affecting many levels and building materials within the structure. Because we have experience in every size catastrophe, we are ready for anything that your particular situation might entail.
 
When your home has flood damage of any degree, call us. We are local and can arrive whenever you need us. Contact us, SERVPRO of West Pensacola, at (850) 469-1160, regardless of the hour or day. Accidents happen 'round the clock,' and because of this, we are always available to take your call.

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Preventing Dishwasher Leaks in your Warrington Home

6/27/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Preventing Dishwasher Leaks in your Warrington Home Perform maintenance on your dishwasher. Clean the rubber seals, flush out filters, protect against rust and unclog spray nozzles on a regular basis.

How Do You Prevent Dishwasher Leaks in Your Residential Property?

One of the greatest modern conveniences, a dishwasher reduces water usage, plus gets rid of the need for washing by hand, rinsing, and towel drying everything you used to make a single meal. Multiply this by three times per day, and it is simple to see how much energy and time a dishwasher can free up in your schedule.

However, thirty percent of water damage in the home is caused by appliance failure, and dishwashers are a significant contributor. By following some general tips, you can usually avoid water damage in your Warrington home. When an emergency does arise, SERVPRO, a professional remediation company, can help you dry your home out again.

Each dishwasher is different, so be sure you have read your owner’s manual and follow the instructions for operation. Recommendations for loading, plus kinds of soap and amounts can keep your dishwasher from breaking down later and leaking.

Perform maintenance on your dishwasher. Clean the rubber seals, flush out filters, protect against rust and unclog spray nozzles on a regular basis. Failure to do so can make the machine work less efficiently or break down.

If your dishwasher can use them, choose hoses which are stainless steel braided, as they fit easier without kinking in tight spaces, which many times causes other hoses to burst. You want to inspect the water lines as well routinely. A leak or burst in the line are the main ways water damage can be created by your dishwasher. Twice per year, inspect the lines and call one of our technicians if any signs of water are present.

Even with precautions, you may have little to no warning when your dishwasher hose bursts. That is why it is important never to run the appliance when you are not at home. If you are at home, you can at least shut it and the water source off as soon as possible to prevent the leak from becoming a larger problem. Then you can get in touch with us at SERVPRO right away.

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SERVPRO of West Pensacola has the proper professional tools such as truck mounted pumps and dehumidifiers to get your home dry after your dishwasher leaks. Therefore, do not hesitate to call us as soon as you notice a problem by dialing (850) 469-1160.

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Offering Water Damage Restoration Services Goulding Area Residents Deserve

6/13/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage Offering Water Damage Restoration Services Goulding Area Residents Deserve Water damage in your home can be overwhelming. Call SERVPRO to help deal with the restoration process.

SERVPRO Technicians Stand with You During the Water Damage Restoration Process

Water provides us with an essential element needed for survival; there is no doubt of that. However, somewhere along the line, we became more aware of how devastating water could be to our homes, family, and life in general if we allow it to get out of control.  
 
Water damage can appear in your Goulding area home at anytime, anywhere, most homes are susceptible to flooding. The source of the problem may not be clear on some occasions, which makes having a plan in place to deal with these types of situations necessary.
 
SERVPRO can help you protect your home, family, and possessions from impending water damage. All you have to do is place a call to our offices to obtain the help you deserve before, during, or after an emergency occurs on your property. We are available 24-hours a day, every day.  
 
Flood waters entering your home can get the blood pumping. There is nothing scarier than watching hundreds of gallons of water enter or escape your home. Depending on the situation, water damage like this can occur from natural or artificial sources, making flood insurance essential to obtain.
 
SERVPRO technicians experience incidents like this all of the time. Dealing with problems that occur that cause damage to furnishings, appliances, electronics, and other household contents. It is important to avoid wasting time during these situations.  
 
You want access to someone who can locate the source of water causing the problem, repair it, remove existing water as soon as possible, and perform any cleaning or repairs necessary to get things back to normal quickly. SERVPRO can provide these services and more.
 
When dealing with emergency situations for our customers, we serve as the rock that keeps them grounded. There is nothing more damaging than making an emotional, or irrational decision after an event occurs. You want someone who understands your situation, knows what to do to correct it, and has the resources to accomplish the task at hand.  
 
Obtain the local help you deserve when an emergency situation occurs on your property by contacting SERVPRO of West Pensacola. We live and work right here with you, understand the issues you face and are prepared to help you recover. (850) 469-1160

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The Effects of Smoke After Your Pensacola Home Has Experienced a Fire

6/12/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage The Effects of Smoke After Your Pensacola Home Has Experienced a Fire One of the most hazardous and sneakiest effects of a house fire is smoke damage.

Things to Know About Your Pensacola Residential Property After a Fire Strikes

After the fire is out, you might thing that you do not have to worry about any more damage occurring to your home. However, you would be wrong, as the smoke and soot left behind can be even more damaging than the flames themselves.

Smoke can spread to each room of your Pensacola home, even with a small fire. Additional fire damage can be caused by smoke particles getting into your air ducts and HVAC system. No matter how localized the fire was, it can impact the entire home, with after-effects lingering around for a long time. Therefore, you need to call in professional restoration technicians, such as those at SERVPRO. Restoring your home after a fire is a multi-step process that is best left to experienced professionals who can find and solve issues that are less obvious.

One of the most hazardous and sneakiest effects of a house fire is smoke damage. After your home has experienced any size fire, smoke billows and spreads through the whole structure. The smoke travels to cooler areas of your home, going through any wiring crevice or pipeline, smothering and staining your home with an unpleasant odor.

Even if you are very handy with home repairs, smoke and soot from a fire are hardly a DIY project, which is why having our staff at SERVPRO come in and help you clean up is important. We can find all the hidden smoke damage in your vents and air ducts, plus help you to restore many of your possessions.

Without our expertise and professional equipment, tiny smoke particles get into your HVAC system and can linger undetected for months. Breathing in these particles is detrimental to the health of you and your family. You can rest assured that our technicians can thoroughly clean your home, including these invisible areas, of all smoke and soot damage, so your home is safe again.

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At SERVPRO of West Pensacola, we understand how devastating a fire can be. We want you to feel safe in your home again, so we are ready to help you anytime when you call us at (850) 469-1160.

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Mold Damage Is A Real Danger When A Perdido Key Condo Is Empty Over Summer

6/11/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Is A Real Danger When A Perdido Key Condo Is Empty Over Summer Perdido Key Condo and Mold Remediation Prevention, Tips from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Tips on Preventing Mold Issues to Your Property

Owning a condo is wonderful – it is so nice to have a place to get away to especially in the winter months. A condo makes a great home away from home, especially during the colder part of the year because Florida is certainly not as chilly as some other states.
 
However, there is one problem that condo owners need to be aware of: Mold damage to your Perdido Key property due to it being left empty over the summer. A vacant home is, unfortunately, a perfect breeding ground for mold. An unoccupied condo may not have adequate ventilation, and it is easier for humidity to build up. A friend or a year-round neighbor should keep an eye on your winter home.
 
Poor ventilation, lots of humidity, and the presence of moisture is the ideal recipe for a mold breeding ground. That is why SERVPRO suggests you take steps to protect your condo from fungus while you are not using it.
 
One simple way to prevent spores from propagating is to run an air conditioning unit. Some homeowners also choose to have a low background level of heating on at all times, though this is seldom a need on the West coast of Florida. Of course, these options do cost money, but in some cases, the money you spend is less than the cost of mold remediation.
 
It is also a good idea to deal with any problem areas such as damp or humid spots or leaks before you close up your condo for the summer. If you have friends you trust in the local area, ask them to check on your property and air it out from time to time.
 
Of course, sometimes mold grows no matter how careful you are. For cases of mold damage in your condo, SERVPRO is on hand to help. Our IICRC-certified teams come armed with both the equipment and knowledge necessary to remediate mold problems.
 
We set up containment around affected areas and use air scrubbers and negative air machines to vent contaminated air. Our team scrubs, vacuums, rubs and applies cleaning products to remove visible mold from surfaces. We also use dehumidifiers to lower the humidity and discourage further fungal growth. We check, and if needed, clear your HVAC system of mold growth and spores.
 
Do not let mold harm your property. Call SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 for assistance.

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SERVPRO - Warrington Mold Damage

6/1/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation SERVPRO - Warrington Mold Damage Mold can spread very quickly on your property. Your best bet is to call a remediation company like SERVPRO quickly in order to get it under control.

SERVPRO Technicians are Trained to Follow Accepted Mold Remediation Guidelines When Dealing with Mold Damage

Mold growth and infestations are silent and can go unnoticed for weeks and even months. By this time, the spores have multiplied into a threat to both the physical structure of a home and the health of its residents.

Dealing with mold damage in Warrington requires a strict adherence to remediation guidelines. SERVPRO trains its personnel to the suggestions and requirements set forth by the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification) S520 Mold Remediation Standard and the EPA Mold Remediation Guidelines.

The EPA recommends three remediation procedures which we use as a framework for restoration work crews: Clean and dry mold covered or infested materials, dry all items without mold within 48 hours, and dispose of items not salvageable.
The IICRC standards build on those procedures. We have adapted them to inspect, clean and restore your home and property to its original condition.

First, we establish worksite health and safety practices. These rules not only keep our technicians safe but also isolate the affected areas and prevent the spread of mold to unaffected parts of your home and protect your family from further exposure to mold spores.

Next, our crews document the condition of your home and the processes we need to remediate the damage. We test for mold spores in the air as well as moisture levels in the air, surrounding building materials, and personal property.

Third, we control the contamination at its source. Technicians set up negative air machines at the site of demolition (usually drywall and ceiling tiles) to reduce the amount of spores released into the air during removal and disposal. We also install plastic sheeting over air ducts to prevent accidental spread of mold spores through the air ducts.

The next step is to remove the contaminated material and property. First, we wipe down all surfaces with dry or wet sponges, using water or chemical cleaners as needed. For heavier layers of mold, we vacuum the areas using special HEPA filters to catch even a single spore. If the mold has grown into material such as drywall, we remove it from home and dispose of it.

Finally, we correct any moisture levels that are too high. If the air humidity and property levels remain too high, the mold begins to grow again within days after cleaning. Technicians set up heaters, dehumidifiers, and air movers to draw moisture from the air while raising the temperature to speed evaporation.

Mold remediation can be a lengthy procedure, but SERVPRO of West Pensacola is here to walk homeowners through every step and task. If you need our help for an infestation or wish to schedule an inspection, call us at (850) 469-1160 today.

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Preparing for Fires at Different Times of the Year in Warrington

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Preparing for Fires at Different Times of the Year in Warrington A house fire can be devastating. Call SERVPRO as soon as the fire fighters leave to help with remediation and restoration.

SERVPRO Technicians Educate About and Remediate Fires in Your Area

Fires happen at all times of the year, but some seasons are safer than others. While it is important to prepare for fires year-round, it might be worth some extra safety checks as you enter into the riskier months. The most influential factors lie in weather patterns: relatively minute changes in temperature, rainfall, and events can have a severe impact on the commonality and proclivity for fires across the Southeast. Here's when you should be most and least concerned about fires in your area.
 
Hurricane Season
 
Hurricanes have the potential to cause massive fire damage in Warrington, even if the property is untouched by flooding or other storm damage. Power lines can blow over, winds can cause other explosions or fires, and flooding can lead to a multitude of fires starting at once. If weather forecasts indicate an impending hurricane, don't just prepare for the water - fire may be an equal or greater opponent in the storm. If worst comes to worst, don't worry: we specialize in integrating different restoration processes to make everything as easy and efficient for you as possible.
 
Late Spring
 
As temperatures warm up, rainfall goes down in late Florida springtimes. This combination inherently leads to greater fire risk, and each year SERVPRO locations across the region see an uptick in reported fire damage cases during these months. Watch out for periods of drought or lower rainfall to know when a fire is most likely to break out in these months.
 
Autumn and Winter
 
These seasons are wetter and colder, thus producing fewer fires. However, that does not mean you should let your guard down! Make sure to keep your household fire safety edifices maintained and up-to-date, and always watch common interior sources of fire damage such as kitchen fires, electrical shorts, and candle fires.
 
SERVPRO of West Pensacola is ready around the clock, all times of year to provide fire restoration services to those that need them most. Call us at (850) 469-1160.

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The Science Of Permeance – How Flood Damage In Warrington Might Affect Your Home

5/5/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage The Science Of Permeance – How Flood Damage In Warrington Might Affect Your Home When flooding hits your home, the best place to turn for help is SERVPRO.

Flood Damage And Your Home

Often, when people talk about flood damage, it is in quite vague terms. After all, a homeowner only needs to know that their property is at risk and must get dried out as quickly as possible. Most aren’t aware, for example, of just how many different types of flood damage can occur within a building. Or, how many different ways just one type of flooding can affect homes.

There are many variables and influencing factors. When it comes to severe flood damage in Warrington properties, one of the most important is the permeance of the structure. Depending on the construction style of your home, the drying process will either be simple or extensive.

Understanding Permeability
In almost all cases, the SERVPRO team carries out an inspection of the water damaged property before starting work. It is the best way to gain a clear picture of the water intrusion and determine how the permeability of the house is likely to affect drying strategies.

Permeability is a measure of how easily water can pass through a material. It shares a direct correlation with the volume of water retained by that material. In other words, the higher the degree of permeability, the longer it takes to dry.

How Permeability Affects Structural Drying

The 1950s (Post War) Houses
Many of the homes built in the fifties are made up of lots of different building materials, each with their own ranges of permeability. Such variation can make restoration difficult, but SERVPRO has the expertise to set up multiple drying operations within one home, depending on how fast the materials are taking in water.

In this scenario, we are dealing with concrete slabs, concrete internal walls, and external brick walls. The potential permeance readings for each are 2.4, 0.8, and 3.2 respectively. So, you can see how and why the building is going to dry out at differing rates.

Timber and plaster are prone to absorbing water quickly and in large amounts. While this is a negative outcome, the positive side of the equation is that, if the water enters easily, it usually comes out easily too. We often refer to them as materials which ‘wet out’ fast.

Modern Timber Frame Homes
Typically, this type of construction sits on a concrete slab (or flat). On top of this is a thermal barrier. Sometimes, the barrier is above the concrete, and there is plywood or screed flooring on top of that. The potential permeance readings for the barrier and flooring are 1.6 and 0.7, respectively.

The internal walls are timber, and this material has a much higher rate of permeability (around 50). The way we approach modern homes is to assume then that the external shell requires little drying, but the internal structure is especially vulnerable to flooding. The power of our drying techniques depends on the impact of extreme differential drying speeds.

When flooding hits your home, the best place to turn for help is SERVPRO of West Pensacola. You can find us in your local area, and our team can start repairs within hours. Call us 24/7 at (850) 469-1160. You can count on our flood damage repairs.

What Accelerates Mold Growth In Perdido Key

4/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What Accelerates Mold Growth In Perdido Key A large mold colony can ruin any homeowner's day.

Mold Growth


A large mold colony can ruin any homeowner's day. However, with every mold infestation comes a crucial question: "how long has this gone on for?" It is hard for most people to determine how long mold needs to grow and spread uninterruptedly to become a serious problem, and even the most well-educated experts know it is not an easy feat even with all relevant information provided. Ultimately, mold growth can be accelerated by everything from water to temperature to what direction the breeze is blowing. SERVPRO technicians take care to note even the most minute details in their mold evaluations, as these may be key factors behind how broad and far mold has spread.

Perhaps the most influential factor in how fast Perdido Key mold damage develops is the fungus's ability to find its base needs. Mold with access to relatively high volumes of water, ample food sources, and perfect temperatures may mature to a problematic colony within weeks of its first expansion. Restricting access to one or more of these factors may slow or entirely halt mold growth in your home.

However, a host of other factors can also influence growth rates in unpredictable and immeasurable ways. Mold growing in high-traffic locations where conditions are regularly interrupted by people or animals usually spreads much slower than colonies tucked away in corners. Some species of mold grow at an inherently faster rate than others, as well. SERVPRO inspectors take note of the primary characteristics of the mold to determine species, and we make sure to adjust our timetables and treatment plans appropriately. Ultimately, mold is sensitive to many factors in your home, but full removal is nearly impossible with conventional means. While trampling, burning, or even chemically soaking mold may kill a great deal of it, these practices are highly unsafe and inevitably leave some spores behind to restart the colony later.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola is a local provider of professional mold remediation and prevention services. Call us anytime at (850) 469-1160.

What to Do When Water Damage in Your Pensacola Bar Uncovers Asbestos

4/25/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial What to Do When Water Damage in Your Pensacola Bar Uncovers Asbestos Call SERVPRO to remediate after a water damage event at your bar or restaurant. Our quick response can save you downtime.

SERVPRO Technicians are Trained to Remediate Water Damage and Its Associated Issues


There is lots of misinformation around about asbestos. While it can be dangerous, the amount of risk is dependent on a range of different factors. For example, it is entirely possible to live in a house or work in a building which contains asbestos for many years and never be affected. Ultimately, if the condition of the material is stable and undisturbed, the risk is negligible.

The problem is that things like commercial water damage in Pensacola buildings have a tendency to dislodge hazardous materials and send toxic substances into the air. Older buildings, like bars and restaurants, are commonly affected because many have been operating in the same location for decades. So, if you own a bar in a very old building, there is a chance that leaks and floods could uncover previously concealed patches of asbestos.

Knowing How to Respond

The good news is that SERVPRO knows how to deal with the problem. The presence of asbestos does make water damage repairs more complicated, but our technicians are still able to complete a restoration. However, you may be asked to close the business while we carry out the work.

It can be a frustrating request for a business as busy as a bar, so we promise not to ask unless it is a necessity. The course of repairs largely depends on the condition of the material. If it is exposed, but the block or outer surface is undisturbed, the risk is minimal. You may be able to continue serving customers if the damage is in an area which we can privately contain.

The Impact of Water Damage

The presence of asbestos in a water damaged bar means that SERVPRO must use delicate clean up methods. The severity of the damage might be fairly light, but it may still be necessary to install polyurethane sheets for substance suppression.

The use of abrasive cleaning techniques is not suitable, so pressure washing water stained walls is inappropriate in this case. Instead, the technicians employ a combination of wet sponge techniques, detergents, and paint sealers (to cover stubborn marks).

Similarly, until the asbestos is safely extracted or resealed, the introduction of air movers and box fans is discouraged. HEPA vacuuming is an effective way to capture asbestos dust and powder, as long as the movement of air in the room is under control. Every individual who enters the affected space must wear PPE safety garments.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola provides fast, effective water damage repairs to business owners in the Pensacola area. We are in a perfect position to assist you if your bar or restaurant requires expert attention after a leak or flood. Call us 24/7 at (850) 469-1160.

Levels of Fire Damage in Pensacola

4/16/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Levels of Fire Damage in Pensacola SERVPRO technicians are trained to remediate any level of damage after a fire disaster. Call today to discuss.

Our Technicians Thoroughly Investigate the Extent of the Fire Damage Before Determining the Plan of Action


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.

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, to include 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.

Recovery after a fire is not a simple process and may take an extended period. SERVPRO of West Pensacola understands this, and with decades of experience in restoring Florida homes, stands ready to walk you through every process and help get you through recovery as fast as we can. Call us today at (850) 469-1160 to begin.

Gift Shop Needs Mold Remediation in Warrington

4/12/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Gift Shop Needs Mold Remediation in Warrington Warrington Businesses Benefit from SERVPRO Mold Remediation to Stay Open

SERVPRO Cleans Up Your Warrington Gift Shop from Mold

In the Pensacola area, many entrepreneurs rely upon vacationers to visit and purchase gifts and keepsakes. The semi-tropical climate attracts the travelers but also contributes to retailers’ struggles with mold and mildew growth in their shops. Working with SERVPRO to manage the mold is a profitable plan, removing the visible growth today and helping you reduce its return in the future.
 
Handcrafted soaps are a luxury many seek out when they visit new areas. The perfect gift for those taking in the mail and shoveling the snow back home, a bar or two of these lushly fragranced and skin pampering soaps is on the vacationer’s checklist. Making the soap is a steamy business, and when combined with the dampness of seasonal storms and the natural humidity of the area, mold damage in your Warrington factory and storefront is unfortunate but not unexpected.
 
The lovely, local scents need not do battle with the musky smell of mold once SERVPRO technicians inspect your premises. Our staff takes advanced courses in mold remediation to help businesses just like yours. The approach we take is holistic. Simply removing the mold is not our goal We instead strive to determine why the mold grew in the first place to come up with a solution that reduces the chances of it recurring.
 
We find and contain all existing mold colonies in your shop. Depending on the magnitude of the infestation we erect barriers shielding the rest of your premises from contamination as we deal with the problem. We determine whether to set up air scrubbers that improve air quality in the affected area and create a negative pressure that protects other areas of your location. The mold is removed, along with any porous material to which it adheres, and disinfection with proper professional products proceeds.
 
As we do our work, we precisely measure the moisture content of your enclosed spaces. Indoor humidity levels of more than 60 percent encourage mold growth. To reduce this level to 30 to 50 percent, our technicians assess the contributing factors, boiling vats of soap mixtures in this case, and design a way to reduce the humidity permanently. Dehumidifiers and air conditioners work by lowering the moisture content of the air, and we also recommend proper venting and the installation of exhaust fans to minimize mold recurrence.
 
Rid your business of sequential mold outbreaks by consulting with the remediation experts at SERVPRO of West Pensacola. Call our dispatchers at (850) 469-1160 to set up a visit from an experienced inspector to start the process.

Take Care Of Mold Damage Quickly And Welcome Spring Travelers With Confidence in Perdido Key

3/28/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Take Care Of Mold Damage Quickly And Welcome Spring Travelers With Confidence in Perdido Key Mold in a Condo from Excess Moisture in Perdido Key

SERVPRO Works to Remediate Mold Damage

The white sand beaches of the “Forgotten Key” draw vacationers who expect a fresh and clean condominium at the end of a sunny, fun-filled day. Seasonal storms or appliance malfunctions provide the moisture needed for uninvited microbial growth. SERVPRO professionals remediate moldy areas fast, in time for your guests to enjoy their holiday without musty odors or visible fungal growth.
 
Any source of moisture has the potential to cause mold damage in a Perdido Key vacation rental townhouse or condo. During the offseason, a slow leak in a pipe or water blown through an open window feeds the mold spores always present. Inspect your properties regularly, even when reservations are days or weeks away. The sooner you catch a mold infestation, the better able our mold remediation specialists are to abate the problem.
 
Dealing with mold is a job for professionals trained in the EPA developed protocols. SERVPRO technicians attend classes teaching this methodology to manage the problem in the safest and most efficient way. First, the mold colony is isolated and contained to prevent spread elsewhere in the room, apartment, or suite. Second, our staff determines if the surface to which the mold attached must also be removed, or if it is non-porous and able to be restored without harboring any residual growth. Third, our technicians remove and properly dispose of the mold, and the item it infested if indicated. Fourth, we disinfect the affected area with products developed for professional application.
 
The final step is to locate and resolve the moisture source. This action is the only way to limit the risk of future mold outbreaks. Our company has the resources to help the hospitality industry minimize the likelihood of microbial damage to vacation properties, including assessing your properties before any problems arise. Consider designing an Emergency Ready Profile which has as its initial task a thorough inspection by a SERVPRO employee well-versed in proactive means to avoid a broad range of water-related crises, including mold damage.
 
Team up with SERVPRO of West Pensacola to prevent mold from damaging your vacation rentals as well as your reputation as a desired place to plan fun in the sun. Call (850) 469-1160 if mold is on the premises for a fast and professional fix, or plan for the unexpected by investigating our unique Emergency Ready Profile and Plan offerings.








When You Need Water Removal Services in West Pensacola

3/21/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage When You Need Water Removal Services in West Pensacola Preventing Appliance Leaks Limits the Causes of Water Damage in West Pensacola

Damage from Water Is Mitigated with Rapid Extraction by SERVPRO

An unruly dishwasher, an overloaded washing machine, or a forgotten tub can all pose minor flooding emergencies in your home. These events cannot remain small ones if they are not addressed quickly and correctly. When overflows such as these are left to dry out on their own, mold, and other types of secondary water damage can be created.
 
Florida has its fair share of weather events, but indoor disasters can happen, too, and many of these require water removal services in West Pensacola. Just as flooding, and other sources of water can damage your home, overflows from appliances can create the same kinds of situations. The water might start out cleaner than floodwater does, but the results can soon become nearly identical.
 
Water removal is only the beginning of the process of restoring a home after water has found its way into areas in which it should never be found. Pumping water out with a truck until a handheld and portable device can be used is only the beginning. Work cannot stop there when carpets and furniture are only damp. Giant fans (axial box fans) and smaller air movers are deployed. Any flooding can dramatically increase the humidity in the air, and this moisture needs to be expelled outdoors or captured by a dehumidifier. Florida is often warm enough that heaters do not need to be used. However, if the outdoor temperatures are much cooler, such as at night or in the winter, using heaters can significantly speed up the drying process. Opening as many windows as possible also increases the rate at which your home can become dry.
 
Even small spills should be addressed quickly. While the water from an overflowing tub might seem slight, water can quickly make its way under flooring, especially near the tub. This water also needs to be removed. Water that is left as it is and never removed can cause problems with disintegrating walls, warped wooden structures, rotting support beams, mold and bacterial growths, and staining of walls and ceilings, among other problems.
 
SERVPRO of West Pensacola has the professionals who know how to do the work correctly, from start to finish. We are always ready to take your call at (850) 469-1160.

Commercial Flood Damage In Your Pensacola Computer Business

3/8/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Flood Damage In Your Pensacola Computer Business Flood damage can, unfortunately, happen at any time from wear and tear on pipes, or outside weather conditions.

Flood Damage In Your Business


There are several causes for flood damage, including storm surges, torrential rains, flash floods, overflowing rivers and more. Flood damage to your computer business can lead to all sorts of problems including mold, infiltration of rodents and insects, and rotting wood. Depending upon the kind of damage, the team at SERVPRO has our trained technicians come in and extract the flood waters, board up doors and windows, and give temporary light and plumbing repairs services and more to protect your property from even more damage. No matter how the damage happened, it is very recommended to get an inspection to make sure your property is protected.

Flood damage to your commercial building in Pensacola feels like a catastrophe, no matter how bad the flooding is. Flood damage can, unfortunately, happen at any time from wear and tear on pipes, or outside weather conditions. Your number one priority is getting SERVPRO to your property as soon as possible so we can minimize the damage, and keep your business running.

We understand that you have taken the necessary steps to keep your building well-maintained. Sometimes, however, water damage can still occur even with your best efforts. Water is quite devastating and saturates insulation, walls, floors and even furniture. It also migrates downward, so if a pipe breaks on the top floor, each floor under it is affected.

Our technicians work quickly to respond since studies show that the first 24-48 hours are essential when it comes to extracting any standing water. After this, the environment tends to breed mold and other microbes that are hazardous, creating conditions that are potentially dangerous. Our team is fully certified by The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and our company is licensed, insured and bonded. After you place a call to us, our staff arrives as soon as possible, with the equipment needed to begin the process of extraction. We also keep in communication with your insurance company, handling the process from start to finish so you can concentrate on managing your business.

Our experience gives us a head start against the competition, and we arrive on-site with the right expertise, tools, and training to get the job done as soon as possible so your business can go back to operating as usual. Plus, we hold strong relationships with insurance providers and can help you with a faster facilitation of the claims process. So, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of West Pensacola whenever you have any flood damage. We can easily be reached anytime at (850) 469-1160.

Cleaning Services That Save Your Myrtle Grove Business From Fire Damage

2/27/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Cleaning Services That Save Your Myrtle Grove Business From Fire Damage However, as with most fires, the smoke and residue damage is far worse than what those caused by direct heat or open flame.

Fire Damage Cleaning Services

Fires started in small restaurants often get put out before significant damages occur. However, as with most fires, the smoke and residue damage is far worse than what those caused by direct heat or open flame. Making the cleaning services offered during a restoration critical to restoring your business after a fire.

When dealing with fire damage in your Myrtle Grove restaurant, make sure that you consider all of the services offered by the company you choose for restoration. They should have 24-hour emergency support services, to fit a time table that is best for you. Be able to present you with a full list of technical certifications, while also having the ability to explain the services they offer in detail.

SERVPRO technicians hold a series of IICRC certifications in fire, smoke, water, mold, storm, and emergency restoration services. Including studying IICRC standards and best practices in carpet and upholstery cleaning, along with cleaning and restoration concerning a variety of contents required for you to operate a business. While SERVPRO operates within standards set by OSHA and the EPA, our company insists on thorough Employee Certification Training, e-Learnings, as well as Continuing Education Classes. So that our staff remains focused on the standards that the cleaning and restoration industry demands.

Obviously, restoring the contents, assets, and appliances used for the operation of your restaurant is often a far less costly option than replacement. Therefore, we utilize several methods to assist with cleaning a broad range of items involved in your fire event.

SERVPRO performs dry cleaning for use in the removal of light to medium non-grease-based soils. While feather dusters or clean dusting cloths can remove initial surface dust, dry cleaning sponges or vacuuming helps remove light debris and particulate soiling.

Wet cleaning helps remove moderate to heavy residues, often involving cleaning using water, with or without a cleaning agent, thoroughly saturating the item during the cleaning process. SERVPRO technicians also utilize a spray and wipe wet cleaning process that involves applying cleaning products with a spray bottle and wiping the surface clean with a clean white towel. Giving the restorer more control over the amount of cleaning product applied to each item and preventing possible chemical damages on sensitive materials.

There are far more cleaning methods offered to each client that we respond to, contact SERVPRO of West Pensacola today for additional information on how our cleaning services can help restore your business today (850) 469-1160.

In Pensacola Preventing Water Damage to Wood Floors

2/12/2017 (Permalink)

Water Damage In Pensacola Preventing Water Damage to Wood Floors Save Your Hardwood Floors in Pensacola from Water Damage--Call SERVPRO

Damage to Hardwood Floors in Pensacola is Usually Water

Lots of different things can cause water damage to your wood floor, like faucets which were left on, leaky refrigerators, burst pipes, or natural floods. Any incident that involves water damage likely affects your flooring since water flows downward to the lowest point.
 
Besides standing pools of water which have collected on your floor, other signs of water damage include wet rugs or carpets, water marks or stains, spongy or soft flooring material and warped wood. In any case, you need an experienced water remediation specialist from SERVPRO to visit your Pensacola home to assess and repair the water damages.
 
The costs of water damage can be enormous and cause several problems. Rotted wood can allow air quality problems or infestations, including termites. Water damaged, warped floors give your place a look that is poor and affect its resale value in the future. Plus, floors that are damaged can be quite costly to repair, even if the harm is mild.
 
There are steps you can take to help prevent water damage to your hardwood flooring.
 
Using entrance mats to pick up mud and dirt stops stones or other bits of things from the outdoors from grinding into your floors. Doing so prevents micro divots and scratches, which can accumulate moisture and water, creating long-term damage.
 
Regularly cleaning your floors is needed, but be gentle about it. Use a vacuum with soft brushes to again prevent any gouges or scratches, and use a strip mop with a cloth. A little water can be used to get the grime out, but don’t put a bunch of water on the floor, even if you pick it up right away. Water can seep rapidly between the joints, deteriorate the finish and warp the boards. Contact SERVPRO right away if you have water which has seeped into your flooring.
 
Choose your products for cleaning the wood carefully. Some of these can coat the wood, leaving a gross, gummy residue. It can contain harmful chemicals which aren’t healthy for you and your family to be breathing. Stay away in particular from oil soaps, as these can do much damage to certain floors.
 
Felt pads underneath your chairs, tables, and furniture prevent scuffing and think about adding a coating of wax every so often to seal out any moisture.
 
If you do run into a problem where water has damaged your wood flooring, SERVPRO of West Pensacola is always ready to come and help you out. Just make a quick call to (850) 469-1160, and we can send a certified technician out to your home quickly to avoid any more damage.

How To Help The Mitigation Process After A Flood In Pensacola

2/9/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage How To Help The Mitigation Process After A Flood In Pensacola Carpeting is one of the most easily damaged parts of the home in flood damage.

The Flood Mitigation Process


SERVPRO stresses a strategy of mitigation, committing our technicians and our resources to flexible schedules and round-the-clock response times to reduce costs and lessen the impact of floods and other disasters wherever possible. However, SERVPRO is not the only ones who can help with mitigation: there are some actions that you as a homeowner should perform to get your home drying quicker and protect your belongings. Doing these simple tasks after a flood could save you thousands in restoration costs and days or weeks of time on repairs.

Take Care Of Carpeting
Carpeting is one of the most easily damaged parts of the home in Pensacola flood damage, but fast reactions and proper care can help to save some carpets and rugs where they may be unsalvageable after only a few hours' exposure. Remove contrasting colors from one another to prevent bleeding. Try to remove and prop up wet carpets, rugs, and upholstery to keep them from soaking any longer. Finally, remove any small items from the carpeting to keep extra damages to a minimum. Remember to wear close-toed shoes and pants when working with carpets, as broken material or tack strips may still be present and waiting to inflict harm if you are not careful.

Start The Drying Process
Starting the drying process early is one of the most critical factors in controlling severe damage to floors, walls, and structural components. Getting your air conditioning up and running should be an initial priority. After that has taken care of, try removing some lighter spots of water damage by mopping and blotting. SERVPRO can handle heavier damages like standing water and soaked materials, but removing small puddles on your own could make the difference for your floor.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola is ready around the clock to respond quickly to your flood damage call. Just drop us a line at (850) 469-1160 for our assistance.

Mold Prevention In the Wake of Storms in Pensacola

2/3/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation  Mold Prevention In the Wake of Storms in Pensacola Pensacola Homeowners Can Help Prevent Mold Growth in Their Properties

SERVPRO Offers Advice on Mold Prevent Before Mold Mitigation Is Needed

Florida, like much of the Southeast, is constantly drenched in the waters of frequent and heavy rain storms. While this weather can create beautiful forests and natural habitats, it can also cause regular and substantial damage to homes build all around the region. Mold damage, in particular, is difficult to prepare yourself and your home for but should be accounted for if you hope to keep down living expenses in the long run. SERVPRO recommends considering some or all of these measures to prevent mold from growing in your home after a storm.

Sealing Leaks
Many cases of mold damage in Pensacola are caused by ignored or unrepaired leaks. No matter the size, any leak or opening in your home to the outdoors has potential to cause thousands of dollars in damage later on. During a storm, heavy rains can seep in through these cracks to soak wood, fabric, drywall, and other materials in your home, creating not only a potential patch of water damage but also ideal growing conditions for many types of mold. SERVPRO recommends sealing any leaks you find in your home as quickly and as thoroughly as possible.
 
Preparing for Floods
Most of the largest mold damage calls we receive are the result of a flood, even if that flood created no standing water and was seemingly benign. Although many floods are violent and seemingly unstoppable, there are efforts you can take to protect your home from smaller ones. Putting seals on the bottoms of doors can both stop light floodwater and provide additional insulation for your home. Putting water-resistant finishes on wood and tile flooring can prevent them from being easily soaked and growing mold. Talk to a SERVPRO representative to find out more ways to reduce damage from small floods.
 
Mold-Resistant Paints and Finishes
Paints, finishes, and other products do exist for the specific task of resisting mold growth. Although they are often treated as a specialty item by many stores, we carry a selection and have a network of suppliers for your specific needs. Give us a call if you would like to schedule a repainting for your home in the future.
 
SERVPRO of West Pensacola takes it to heart to protect local homes from the dangers of mold damage. For our restoration or prevention services, give us a call at (850) 469-1160.
 

Commercial Water Damage in Your Pensacola Restaurant

1/31/2017 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage in Your Pensacola Restaurant Water Leaks Can Lead to Lost Revenue in Your Pensacola Restaurant

Trust in SERVPRO to Restore Your Water Damaged Business Quickly

No one wants to deal with a water damage problem, especially if you own a restaurant. You rely on customers to come in and eat, and having to deal with the Health Department is never a good day. Since food is made and eaten in restaurants, sanitation is critical, not just to continued operations, but also to the health of your customers. When your restaurant becomes damaged by water, and it is contaminated, the restaurant becomes unsanitary. This means it is not fit to operate as a food-related business.

When dealing with commercial water damage in your Pensacola restaurant, you also need to worry about mold growth. In your Pensacola restaurant, water and mold being present can lead to citations from the health department and lawsuits. If your restaurant is above another establishment, then you also need to think about potential damage from leaks. Make sure to have an experienced water damage restoration company, such as SERVPRO, on your emergency contact list. They can assist you with any water damage and clean it up before the damage closes your doors.

Consequences of Your Restaurant Suffering from Water Damage
Besides the related cleanup and renovation costs and the loss of investments, you as the owner must deal with replacing or repairing restaurant fixtures and equipment that is damaged. Plus, the loss of revenue must be considered. Depending on how severe the harm is, the final consequences could be bad enough that you’ll have to rely on insurance money to help you with restoration so you can be open for business again. SERVPRO can work with your insurance company to ensure you get what you deserve. We understand how stressful times like this can be and how important it is for your business to be up and running again.
 
Since there are so many ways you can experience water damage in your restaurant, there isn’t an industry-wide description of water damage coverage in commercial property insurance. There are policies which include coverage for certain kinds of water damage, and then some limited commercial plans which don’t include coverage for any water damage. Make sure you know ahead of time exactly what your policy covers.

Our licensed and trained technicians will handle your water-clean-up skillfully, so you are up and running again quickly. We’ll monitor and evaluate the moisture in the air, plus in the areas surrounding the damage to look for potential problems with mold growth. Call SERVPRO of West Pensacola, so we can assist you in recovering affected areas and items. Our job is to help you get your restaurant cooking again.  (850) 469-1160.

Flood Damage Affecting the Pensacola Area

1/19/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Affecting the Pensacola Area Flooding can affect any room in your home. Call SERVPRO today to evaluate.

Prevention is Key in Areas Where Flooding is Possible

The weather in our area was pretty wild towards the end of 2016. With flooding rains, severe thunderstorms, and flash floods developing everywhere around us, it is not hard to imagine that your home experienced some damage. While we are in the clear, you should consider having your home inspected.
 
Even if your home in Pensacola was not involved in a major flood damage incident, it could still be at risk. There are various ways for rain water and the wind to cause damages to your home. They can gain access to unprotected areas that develop secondary damage, which you cannot visibly see yet. Having a professional service take a look, is not a bad thing.
 
At SERVPRO, we use a variety of detection and monitoring devices to locate any areas in the structure of your home that are wet, defining exactly how much moisture is present and allowing us to remove it before it becomes a problem for you.
 
SERVPRO technicians use moisture sensors to detect moisture in soft materials. Using sharp probes to penetrate carpet and padding to show how far the water has spread. A moisture sensor only tells us that moisture exists, it cannot measure the amount of moisture that exists in certain materials or contents.
 
Moisture meters assist SERVPRO technicians with returning materials to their original content levels, this device can detect how much moisture exists in different types of materials, while providing our expertly trained technicians a method for testing wall cavities and the spaces found underneath hardwood flooring for moisture. The meters also provide us with the ability to locate areas with the most moisture.
 
Thermo-hygrometers measure the temperature and relative humidity levels within a zone, we use both temperature and relative humidity readings to determine specific humidity; this helps us determine how much moisture is in the air and tells use which drying methods to use. Giving us the correct reading for deploying air movers, dehumidifiers, and other drying equipment, depending on the moisture levels detected.
 
Using all of these methods, we can assist you with locating pockets of moisture in various locations throughout your home, help you avoid the possibility of developing additional damage and mediate any mold conditions that begin to develop due to moisture exposure that you cannot see yet.
 
Contact SERVPRO of West Pensacola today, (850) 469-1160

How To Deodorize Hidden Structural Component Fire Damage In A Myrtle Grove Home

1/16/2017 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How To Deodorize Hidden Structural Component Fire Damage In A Myrtle Grove Home As the fire burned, the super heated air rose and perhaps penetrated deeply into these types of materials.

Odor Removal After A Fire

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 insulation or even the rafters of the dwelling. As the fire burned, the super heated 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 maybe 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 roof line. 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 have a fire damage and odor elimination plan designed today.

What to Do After a Storm in Pensacola Before We Arrive

12/27/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage What to Do After a Storm in Pensacola Before We Arrive Safety is first after a flood. Then call SERVPRO to remediate!

Some Helpful Hints to Minimize Damage After a Storm

When flooding happens, there is a desire in every homeowner to jump in and start bailing out their living room or kitchen. It is perfectly normal and usually the worst possible thing to do.

If you do have flood damage in your Pensacola home, the first thing you should do is call us here at SERVPRO to get one of our response teams moving. Once you have done that, there are a few things you can accomplish before we arrive that will help speed the process:

1) Make sure the water source is turned off if it is a leak.

2) Turn off the power.

3) Remove paper products (damaged and undamaged) from the source of the flood.

4) Move artwork to a dry area.

5) Remove rugs if they can be easily carried.

6) Remove furniture from the flooded area.

7) Wipe down furniture of surface moisture.

8) Open closet doors and drawers to help speed along evaporation.

Before you do any of this, make sure it is safe. Do not try to wade through water that is past your ankles and never step in water if your home's electrical system has been compromised or if the water may be contaminated from damaged plumbing or a backed-up septic tank.

When it comes to vacuuming standing water or trying to extract water from carpets, leave that to our professional technicians. Our teams are trained to IICRC standards and have the latest restoration equipment to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Technicians also meet each job in the required safety gear to make sure there are no accidents, both physical and bacteriological.

Once the work is completed, we use specialized testing equipment to make sure it is safe to return to your home. This is our goal from the moment you call us to when our team packs up the last piece of cleaning equipment.

If you need our services, please call us today at (850) 469-1160. SERVPRO of West Pensacola is ready to help you return your home and your life to normal.

Water Damage Swiftly Abated For Your Sanders Beach Condos

12/27/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Water Damage Swiftly Abated For Your Sanders Beach Condos A rapid response to any type of water damage is necessary to help prevent problems with mold. Call SERVPRO today!

SERVPRO's Quick Response Will Be Seamless and Non-intrusive For Everyone Involved

You cater to the crowd who loves to luxuriate in premium beachside condos on the Florida Panhandle. Your guests expect to enjoy sunny, sandy perfection in your well-appointed lodgings. Vacationers do not tolerate surprises, even those they create, so you need SERVPRO's number in your pocket should water damage threaten to ruin an idyllic stay. When your lodgers overflow the spa in the master bedroom or leave the windows open to a heavy rainstorm when they are shopping, you must respond and fix any issues immediately. We are Faster To Any Size Disaster, ready to restore accidental water damage so that your guests need not alter their holiday plans, while also protecting your investment in high-end vacation rentals.

Simple, clean water incursions in a rental condo appear easy to remedy, and you may be tempted to have your building managers simply mop up after careless tenants. Assigning water damage mitigation for your Sanders Beach condos to a general cleanup service, unfortunately, can cause secondary damage. In a subtropical area like the Florida Panhandle, the climate is quite humid, complicating the drying out that is the basis of any effective water damage restoration. Our water damage technicians are trained to identify all areas where moisture can cause problems. Once standing water is pumped out or saturated areas are treated with extracting equipment we carefully assess the balance of air movers and dehumidifies, making necessary adjustments or adding some heat to achieve the proper humidity in the condo fast. The adjustments are made based upon best practices and protocols our employees have been taught by commercial water damage restoration experts.

We know that your tenants resent even a temporary relocation, so we arrive quickly and get to work immediately. Experience and training set our staff high above a regular cleaning crew. You can count on our team to be thorough as well as fast, ensuring that our speed does not mean that we overlook hidden areas of water damage that may encourage mold growth or other microbial activity. When SERVPRO staff are on the job no detail is ignored, and we consult with our commercial clients continuously through the water damage restoration process. If extensive water damage means we need to take serious steps like removing floor coverings or evacuating your renters we give you advance warning and a chance to prepare alternatives for your customers.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola stands ready to help you respond to water damage caused accidentally. Condo owners and management staff call (850) 469-1160 for fast water damage restoration that keeps your guests vacationing and your business earning.

Flood Damage Can Cause Significant Problems For Your Goulding Business

11/21/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Can Cause Significant Problems For Your Goulding Business An office building can become uninhabitable in just a few hours due to activated sprinklers or broken pipes.

Commercial Flood Damage Restoration Process

An office building can become uninhabitable in just a few hours due to activated sprinklers or broken pipes. Here in Florida, the threat of flooding due to weather is a constant source of concern.

No matter the source, flood damage can quickly ruin a Goulding business. The keys to preventing this or at least reduce the effects are a rapid response and removing the water. SERVPRO has the equipment and personnel to assist you in restoring your business. We maintain a 24-hour response team to identify the threats and schedule which tasks need to be accomplished first. As our cleanup crews move in to remove standing water and relocate furniture that can be moved, our inspectors will examine your facility to determine the work schedule and decide which tasks need to be accomplished first.

If we arrive and remove water quickly enough, then the damage to carpets, office furniture, walls, and trim will be minimal. If the amount of water is excessive or if removal takes too long, then the extent of damage grows quickly. Carpets and pads can become soaked and ruined overnight. Extended exposure (due to closed roads or if flood waters are slow to retreat) can cause drywall to crumble and rot. Mold can begin to grow and spread at this time. If it continues, even the foundation can become compromised. This is why we maintain an extensive inventory of commercial pumps and generators to ensure uninterrupted service. We even have generator trucks that can provide our own power to continue the restoration process.

With the excess water removed, our technicians set up fans and dehumidifiers. These machines are designed to draw moisture from your facility and its contents to include carpets. As this happens, our inspectors monitor the process with state of the art air moisture meters. Once the levels are back to normal, we'll return any furniture that isn't damaged.

Our final action is to walk through your offices with you to make certain you are satisfied. As a locally owned franchise, this isn't just a job for us; it's helping a fellow businessperson reopen their doors. Call us today at (850) 469-1160 to get started. SERVPRO of West Pensacola stands ready to go.

Utilizing Air Movers for Commercial Water Removal in Warrington Businesses

11/8/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Utilizing Air Movers for Commercial Water Removal in Warrington Businesses Once we have gathered enough information on the severity of the water damage, our technicians will set up a series of machines and drying tools.

Utilizing Commercial Water Removal Air Movers For Businesses in Warrington

If your business is dealing with the consequences of water damage, whether from a burst pipe or a plumbing catastrophe, you need a quick solution. Just one call to the SERVPRO team is all that is required to get repairs moving. We are based in your area, so we’ll arrive onsite in a timely fashion and carry out a full inspection.

Once we have gathered enough information on the severity of the water damage, our technicians will set up a series of high powered machines and drying tools. These are much stronger than any commercially available devices, and they’ll eliminate the moisture as fast as possible. The first phase of commercial water removal in Warrington businesses is always to dry out the affected area.

This guide to industrial air movers will explain why these supercharged machines are such a big part of water damage restoration.

What Is An Air Mover?

An air mover is similar to a fan, in that it circulates dry air around an enclosed space. It increases the rate of evaporation, by pushing moisture out of the atmosphere and replacing it with fresher, drier oxygen. These devices come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, but the ones that we use are very powerful. Usually, we ask business owners to remove fragile items like picture frames, curtains, and other wall hangings.

What Can Air Movers Be Used to Restore?

The good news is that air movers are effective at restoring everything from carpets to wall cavities, cabinets, and awkward spaces like attics. If the carpeting in your business has been affected by flooring, SERVPRO recommends lifting it entirely. This is a common technique, and the carpet is simply held a few inches from the ground. The air mover is then used to direct clean, dry air into the space beneath it.

A similar method may be used to dry out wall cavities. In some cases, this requires the team to drill tiny holes in the wall so that the air can be directed through it. We won’t make any changes to your property without consulting you first. Do be aware that our top priority is the condition of your business. If we do suggest drilling or lifting materials, it is because we deem it necessary.

How Long Does It Take for the Air Movers to Work?

There is no definitive answer to this question, as it depends on a variety of factors. For instance, the bigger the affected water damaged space, the longer it will take to dry. We understand that working around the air movers may be inconvenient. However, it is essential that they are left to run uninterrupted. They can be noisy, but the end result will be a dry, safe business.

 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As SERVPRO of West Pensacola is a locally based business, we are able to respond to emergency and non-urgent situations. We have access to cutting edge equipment and we know exactly how to save your business from commercial water damage. Call us 24/7 at (850) 469-1160.

Do You Have Water Damage To Your Carpets In Your Pensacola Home?

10/26/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Do You Have Water Damage To Your Carpets In Your Pensacola Home? Carpeting is often the most expensive and time-consuming part of a water restoration process.

Water Damaged Carpets

Carpeting is often the most expensive and time-consuming part of a water restoration process, as carpets can take high amounts of damage even in low-intensity scenarios. Carpets can be frayed, torn, misshapen, grow mold, and have their colors bleed through onto other carpets. In many cases, full replacement of a room or section's carpeting may be necessary, although rugs and small sections may be open to less expensive restoration. Our technicians will help to guide you through the process and inform you of how SERVPRO deals with water damaged carpeting.

What We See Most
When flooding is involved many heavy water damage cases in Pensacola, such as the Navy Air Station, will require full replacement of floor-mounted carpets and possibly rugs and small carpets on top of them. Carpets commonly shrink, stain, or have different colors bleeding into them. Tack strips may be broken or softened as water soaks into them, and if the problem has not very recently developed, there may be mold growth on, in, or underneath the carpeting. These are all serious issues which are, unfortunately, all too common where carpet damage is the heaviest.

How SERVPRO Helps to Clean them Out
The most damaged carpets must be replaced, although it doesn't have to be for a full room. In many cases we can simply remove a portion of carpeting to be replaced with an identical material, saving time and money on installations. For rugs, we are often able to put them through wet or dry cleaning measures, or more delicate options for certain materials. Our policy is to help restore rather than replace, saving you money and headache on replacement materials.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola regularly restores and replaces water-damaged carpets and other home amenities in the local area. For a professional, friendly restoration service, call us at (850) 469-1160.

Mold Damage in Myrtle Grove From Water or Moisture

10/26/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage in Myrtle Grove From Water or Moisture Don't Grapple with Mold and Its Friends in Myrtle Grove, Call SERVPRO

When Your Home Inspections Reveal Mold Damage, Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Florida is prime territory for mold damage and growth inside the home. With the warm, moist air, and high humidity most of the year, mold frequently thrives in the air and the home. From wood and cardboard products in your garage to wet ceilings and leaking pipes, water damage and humidity levels can do a lot to contribute to greater risks of mold damage.
 
Mold damage in Myrtle Grove can be distressing for your family, especially if you have children or elderly family members living with you. Finding toxic mold in any area of your home can cause health effects and is something that must be removed immediately. You can count on our mold remediation and removal experts at SERVPRO to respond to your fungi emergency day or night.
 
Mold Prevention
As a homeowner, there are steps you can take to prevent the growth of mold inside your home. Ventilation and humidity control are two of the most important things you can do to avoid mold damage. RH, relative humidity, if properly controlled, even through mechanical means, will greatly assist in providing better indoor air quality.
 
First, make sure that your air conditioning (HVAC) unit is working properly. Check for leaks, make sure it has plenty of refrigerants, inspect the pan for water accumulation, and check that your indoor register covers are dry. If they aren't, then there is a moisture problem in the duct work.
 
Second, fix any existing leaks from water pipes, water heaters, air conditioning units in the attic or garage, around your windows, and on your roof. This will stop the moisture from the leak from interacting with Florida’s high humidity and creating the perfect environment for mold damage inside your home.
 
Also, if you have experienced flooding in your home from either natural causes or a broken pipe, be sure to have a professional such as SERVPRO come into thoroughly clean and dry all affected areas. Air out the home and continue routine ventilation of shower, laundry, and cooking areas -- this will keep humidity levels down inside your home and stop moisture in its tracks.
 
Contact Us
Contact SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 if you encounter mold or smell that musty odor inside your home. We can help.

Facts You Should Know about Mold Damage

10/17/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Facts You Should Know about Mold Damage Cleaning mold, when found, should be done very carefully in order not to spread it to other areas that may not currently have a mold issue.

Mold Damage and The Facts You Should Know

The presence of mold is a fact of life all over the world. There is a wide range of mold varieties that can live in almost any location. Mold in minute amounts poses very little risk to people or animals and is found in even the cleanest of homes. It is when mold colonies become too large, or they are disturbed by either wind or movement around the mold, that the mold spreads sending off spores to colonize other areas. Mold is impossible to eradicate – there is no such thing, although remediation is quite possible even in the worst mold situations. 


In Warrington, many homeowners want to learn more about mold damage and what it means to them. Much of the information about mold searched for online focuses on black mold. However, all mold can create health effects in even healthy individuals. The color does not matter. Health effects can be as benign as a runny nose or stuffy sinus passages.

Mold is also found everywhere. Mold is found in dry locations, as well as moist ones. It is in the moister, more humid areas that mold in Warrington can grow most easily, but those located in drier areas only need to wait for moisture to find them before they can grow and send off spores of their own. SERVPRO Professionals are trained in handling mold so that it does not spread, and is contained adequately during the removal process. We also know how to repair mold damage, and when restoration work should include replacing materials. Our goal is restoring a safe environment.

Cleaning mold, when found, should be done very carefully in order not to spread it to other areas that may not currently have a mold issue. Cleaning mold by the homeowner should only be done if the area is very small, and never with bleach. Bleach can only change the color of the mold, giving you a false sense of safety and accomplishment. The spores are till viable, and the mycotoxins still present. The odor is now masked, and temporarily, by the smell of the chlorine. The problem is that with bleach, and especially a bleach solution, the mold has been fed some water, and the bleach will help break down any organic compounds that are present. This provides additional nutrients the mold needs to thrive.

 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Wherever you've found mold, perhaps in your attic or basement, it may have a moist appearance, or may seem to be dry. It is best not to disturb any mold found, but instead call SERVPRO for professional assistance. You can contact SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160, 24/7 and we will come to your home at your convenience.

 

How a Fire Can Be a Good Thing For Your Home's Looks

10/7/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage  How a Fire Can Be a Good Thing For Your Home's Looks SERVPRO Says Let Us Help You Remodel Your Fired Damaged Home in Pensacola Beach

SERVPRO Can Help Modernize Your Home After Fire Damage Restoration

We tend to think of fires as devastating events, disasters that are difficult to come to terms with. While this is true in many cases, and fire damage can be a very painful loss in many ways, most fires also present an opportunity to improve upon the home and make it better than ever before. If damage from a fire is extensive, parts of a home will often need complete replacement or remodeling, allowing for newer and nicer materials to take the place of the old. Here are a few ways your home can improve following a fire.
 
Flooring Materials
Many homes, especially in Florida, have old and outdated or well-used floors, beaten down from years of tracking over and having debris stamped into them. Or, the floors might be a result of an old fashion trend now woefully out of date, but in Pensacola Beach, fire damage can present an excellent chance to tear up that flooring and install something more beautiful. We often receive requests to completely discard old laminate, tile, or carpeting for a wood finish or the other way around. Floors are some of the most noticeable surfaces in your home and should be treated as an essential element of your home's motif.
 
Cabinets and Furniture Sets
Many homes contain old furniture and cabinets that, while functional, are very apparently outdated. The materials making up these fixtures are often the most susceptible to damage in the home, and so they are some of the most commonly replaced items in a fire-damaged home. If your cabinets and furniture pieces have sustained harm, consider the possibility of an entirely new style taking their place.
 
Wall and Ceiling Paint or Decorations
Fire often heavily coat ceiling and wall materials, even if they are not burned, with smoke and soot. After this material has been cleaned off, many surfaces still require repainting. This can be an excellent opportunity to revive a room or change up its style and perhaps improve its build quality. Talk to a SERVPRO representative about damage-resistant varieties of paint to help prevent mold and mildew growth and other types of damage well into the future.
 
SERVPRO of West Pensacola can help you to recover and refashion your home following a fire of any size. Call us 24/7 at (850) 469-1160 to find out what we can do to help.

Powerful Pumps Are Often Used in Water Removal

9/19/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Powerful Pumps Are Often Used in Water Removal SERVPRO Has Large Pumps to Extract Water

SERVPRO Can Extract Massive Volumes of Water Quickly to Mitigate Damage

Water damage comes in many forms and thus requires many different approaches to be fully remedied. Many homeowners are unsure of what techniques we will be using to help restore their homes, and often worry themselves over the use of (or lack of) heavy extraction equipment for their water damage restoration project. These machines are ultimately necessary only in heavy damage scenarios, and even then we are often able to use lightweight, portable pumps. Here are a few scenarios you can expect us to use water pumps in, and what size extractor we are likely to use.
 
Basement Flooding
Here is a typical use for our heavy truck-mounted extractors. Water removal from a Goulding basements is typically a difficult and intensive process. Floodwaters tend to seek out basements and pour into them, and mere inches of floodwater in a home can sometimes translate into multiple feet of water in a cellar. Though there are not a lot of basements and below grade finished rooms in this area of Florida, we may bring out heavy truck-mounted pumps to get the water out of the room as quickly as possible. However, we don't use these for every flooded basement, and mild damage may warrant only a portable extractor or even a generator powered sump pump.
 
Faucet or Water Fixture Overflow
If a household faucet, pipe, or another water fixture has overflown enough to cause a small flood, the chances are that it will only require a portable extractor to pump out the standing water quickly. Faucets do not deliver relatively high volumes of water, at least when compared to storm floods or river overflows.
 
Home-Wide Flooding
If a major catastrophe has hit your home and the entire area is submerged, we may need to use multiple heavy extractors and take extra time in the pumping process. Our most powerful pumps can remove about 36,000 gallons of water daily, and in some of the worst cases of flood damage, this may not be enough, and multiple trucks may be brought in.
 
Single-Room Flooding
If a single room (aside from a basement) has flooded, the approach will vary depending on the depth of water and size of the room. Rooms with low-lying areas or holding high amounts of water will typically necessitate the use of heavy pumps, but a few inches of water in the average room can be easily dealt with by a portable extraction system. The goal is to mitigate water damage by rapidly removing the damaging force--water.
 
With water extractors fit for flooding of any size, SERVPRO of West Pensacola delivers high-quality service and excellent customer support in the times when you need it most. If you've been the victim of flooding damage and require water removal, contact us 24/7 at (850) 469-1160.

Preventing Mold Damage in Your Property

9/19/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Preventing Mold Damage in Your Property Mold can find itself into any corner of your home. Don't delay, call SERVPRO to remediate!

Here are a Few Steps to Take for Mold Prevention

Mold is everywhere, with windowsills being one of the most frequent locations in a home to have mold and mold spores. This shows that it isn't always people who bring mold in with them, but the wind. Being airborne, mold spores can be swept up into fans and sent further into a home's interior much more easily than many assume. This portability means that preventing mold growth adequately must include keeping the environmental conditions inside a home inhospitable enough that mold cannot begin to proliferate.

In Warrington, mold damage can affect your home, your rental property, your vacation cabin, and everything in them. Keeping mold to a minimum is key. Mold cannot ever be completely eliminated, except in super-clean labs where everything is done to prevent contamination. No home will ever be completely free of mold. Control through dehumidification is essential, although there are other methods that can be used.

Temperature control can also assist in keeping a home's interior dry. Checking for leaking water lines is also another way to control the environment. HEPA-grade filters on vacuum cleaners, air filters, and central air systems are also another. Having air vents cleaned, ducts inspected and any debris removed through vacuuming will also help prevent mold from becoming a health threat. These are excellent ways to keep mold growth controlled in any home, but to know that they are working, a measurement should be taken.

SERVPRO has the professionals with the equipment needed to measure different materials and areas in your home, from hard but porous surfaces to soft materials such as upholstered furniture, carpeting and rugs, and children's plush toys. We also have the equipment and skills to clean such items.

Call SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 for help in preventing mold damage from happening in your home or office. We're available 24 hours a day, every day, and have the expertise to assist you.

Protect Your Belongings From Flood Damage During Hurricane Season

9/7/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Protect Your Belongings From Flood Damage During Hurricane Season Flooding after a storm can cause damage, call SERVPRO to remediate!

SERVPRO Technicians are Ready and Able to Remediate Your Damage Regardless of the Cause

Hurricane season in Florida typically means an onslaught of floods. Flood damage is a leading cause of home repairs in the state, and it also causes millions of dollars worth of property damage every year. Not only can the structures of houses be affected, but the things inside of them as well.
 
Many homeowners are familiar with the dangers of flood damage in Pensacola, especially during hurricane season. Even though it may not be easy to protect your home's structure and landscaping from flood waters, there are many ways to secure your possessions. While you prepare for coming storms, here are some things you can do to safeguard the contents of your home.
 
1. Take an inventory of your possessions to make insurance claims easier to process in the event of a water emergency. Having a list that's accurate will eliminate some of the stress if you find yourself affected by flood damage.
 
2. Place your important documents and records in a water safe locked box or a high area of your home. Doing so means you won't have to deal with securing new birth certificates, insurance policies, and other papers after a storm should water flood your home.
 
3. Get any clothing racks, books, toy bins, and food containers off the floor. If flood waters come into your house, having items already elevated could be key to preventing them from being destroyed.
 
4. Have the number of a flood damage repair contractor ready. Many think they'll be able to simply go online or call around to find a service when and if the time comes, but they neglect to think about the power being out or internet service being down during a storm. The quicker you can call the team at SERVPRO after flood damage has occurred, the more likely it is that we can restore and preserve your home's contents.
 
SERVPRO of West Pensacola quickly and efficiently handles flood damage and other water emergencies during hurricane season and year round. For a quote or to get more information about our storm damage services, call us 24/7 at (850) 469-1160.

How Ash Causes Severe Fire Damage

9/6/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How Ash Causes Severe Fire Damage SERVPRO can recover or replace damaged items in your home. Call today!

SERVPRO Can Remediate All Types of Damage in your Home

After any moderate or large fire, ash ends up being the primary concern of our technicians and homeowners alike. Ash, while not terribly harmful to people, can damage and destroy many objects and parts of a home, and is one of our most commonly dealt-with substances in the field. If not dealt with quickly, ash can end up driving up replacement and restoration prices for all parties involved. Luckily, we have experience in cleaning up virtually all types of ash and soot damage and are capable of dealing with such problems as they arise.

Clogged Drains and Pipes
 
One of the most common ways that fire damage in Perdido Key can lead to additional problems is through drain and pipe clogging due to ash. These materials can settle deep inside water fixtures and block off flow, causing overflow and mild flooding. The main danger here is that homeowners don't often take this into consideration and check their taps prematurely, as dry and undisturbed ash is often much easier to clean out from some drains.
 
Walls, Floors, and Ceilings
 
The most visible form of ash damage is on walls and other surfaces around your home, which may be completely covered in a fairly thick layer of ash. Luckily, this is not excessively difficult to clean up, often requiring little more than a heavy cleaning job.
 
Electronics
 
Many electronics are not salvageable after sustaining ash damage, unfortunately. However, for those that are, we have contracted specialists who are trained to recover items from such damage, and may also be able to do it ourselves on-scene. In any case, we will never replace or throw out an item without your approval or request first, and will always consult insurance agencies.
 
Strategically located to provide fast, emergency service to the local area, SERVPRO of West Pensacola is an experienced restoration company specializing in all types of fire damage. Call us today at (850) 469-1160.

Where Does Water Damage Happen After a Storm?

8/19/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Where Does Water Damage Happen After a Storm? When water damage strikes, SERVPRO of West Pensacola has your back!

After A Storm, Water Damage May Happen

Coastal regions, in general, are relatively often subjected to heavy rainfall and storms compared to inland settlements. This is particularly the case in the American Southeast, where the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico regularly spawn massive storms and hurricanes to both ravage and replenish the landscape. Although this means booming agriculture and exquisite gardening opportunities for residents, it also leaves homes open to regular water and flooding damage. Also, hurricanes and tornadoes can also strike the Panhandle region, opening up well-built homes to heavy rain damage. These are some of the most common sources of water damage we see following heavy local storms.

Flooded Basements

Possibly the most difficult type of water damage in Sanders Beach to deal with, flooded basements create immense hazards for both homeowners and our technicians. Floodwaters, especially those black in color, can harbor extremely dangerous microbes and chemicals, and can rapidly develop mold growth. Our SERVPRO technicians often need to use truck-mounted pumps to remove water from basements before beginning a lengthy cleaning process.

Damaged Garages

Typically less secure and more susceptible to damage than home interiors, car garages can often sustain water damage even when the main home is untouched. Common types of damage include wall staining, mold growth, and mild flooding. Fortunately, many garages lack complicated or difficult structures to work with, and so often have a faster restoration process than other rooms.

Leaks and Stains

Unbeknownst to you, there may be leaks or cracks in roofing or your home exterior right now that could lead to mild water damage during a heavy storm. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to deal with these leaks until it is too late, and many of our calls are for small-scale damages resulting from these unnoticed leaks. Additionally, these leaks may lead to staining and discoloration of walls and flooring, which may require replacing of material or repainting to mask this discoloration.

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Located strategically to respond fast to the entire local area, SERVPRO of West Pensacola provides emergency water damage mitigation and restoration services to the local community. Just give us a call 24/7 at (850) 469-1160 or contact us online for help.

Mold Damage in Your Local Area

8/19/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage in Your Local Area No one knows how many species of fungi exist but estimates range from tens of thousands to perhaps three hundred thousand or more.

Your Local Area's Mold Damage


The first sign that you may have mold damage is that unmistakable smell. That musty odor you can't identify can mean a world of trouble for your home.

The smell of mold is a combination of gasses that are released as a byproduct of the growth of organic compounds. Mold damage in a Goulding home only needs a little moisture and an out of the way place to grow undisturbed. At SERVPRO, we have the experience and training to find these small amounts of standing water regardless if they are behind a wall, under a carpet or if the mold has grown enough to show up in an air duct.

This must be accomplished as soon as possible because mold can grow enough allergens and other organic compounds to make your home unlivable. Since you can already smell it, that means you are breathing it. Once that happens, mold can quickly cause health problems in your family members.
Covering up the musty odor does absolutely nothing to get rid of it. Mold has to be neutralized and then removed using antifungal sprays and antimicrobial foggers that our technicians have extensive training and experience in using.
First, have one of our trained inspectors come in to find where the odor is coming from and determine the extent of the damage.

Once done, our technicians will immediately begin to reduce the amount of mold in the air by changing your air filters and scrubbing your air and heating system.
Next, we will remove the source of the mold by taking out of your home any item infested or damaged such as carpets, drywall, and furniture. Our technicians also use a technique known as negative pressure by using exhaust fans in your home to blow mold spores out of your home as they are released by the cleanup process.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of West Pensacola is proud to serve our neighbors in Florida. Since we are locally owned, this isn't just a job to us. If you believe your home may have a mold problem, or want to get ahead of the problem and schedule a free inspection, please call us today at (850) 469-1160.

Flood Damage Professionals Fix the Problems

8/4/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Flood Damage Professionals Fix the Problems Flooded Pensacola Property Gets Restored By SERVPRO

The SERVPRO Team Can Restore Your Flood Damaged Home or Business

Flood damages in Florida are the state's leading cause in calling for help to restore properties. SERVPRO is a professional water and storm damage restoration company, whose experts are IICRC certified. We respond immediately to property disasters around Florida and the Gulf region. The westernmost part of Florida is vulnerable to hurricanes. Home and business flood damage can also cause mold and fires. We are available with 24/7 residential and commercial services.

If you experience any type of flood damage in Pensacola, we are here to help you immediately. With years of experience, we know that if water and flood damage are not addressed quickly, it can cause secondary damages. As a locally owned and operated business, We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. When we show up, we are equipped with the training, equipment and OSHA approved cleaning agents. Our Storm Team and Large Loss Teams can help in a dire emergency to save lives and property.
 
SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry. For our residential families in Florida, we work diligently to get you back to a healthy, clean home again. For our Floridian commercial family, we provide professional emergency restoration and cleaning to get your business up and operational again. We also work with your insurance for a stress-free claims process. We can help to manage the insurance paperwork and process, though we are not an insurance company.
 
Flooding is a devastating event, but your repair and restoration process should not be. We take the stress and anxiety out of getting you back to a normal condition after water, fire, mold or storm damages. Your satisfaction is our top priority. Our professional technicians are trained in the innovative techniques set by the IICRC standards to ensure that you receive the highest quality in all our restoration processes.
 
SERVPRO of West Pensacola believes in going the extra mile to make sure that your home or business is restored to its original state. "Like it never even happened." Our many years of experience in the Florida water and flood restoration business has given us a reputation as knowledgeable and dependable restoration company. Please feel free to contact at (850) 469-1160 and we are happy to address any concerns and questions that you may have. We want to help you with all your flood damage requirements – we are waiting for your call!

Residential and Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

8/4/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Residential and Commercial Fire Damage Restoration Warrington fire damage is devastating to families and business owners.

Fire Damage Repair and Restoration

After any type of fire damage to your home or business, your responsibility will be to protect it. You must protect it from weather events, vandalism, and theft. Property owners may need to provide a barrier, like a fence to further secure it. Smoke, odor, water, and mold are just some of the damages that must be addressed quickly to prevent further mitigating problems.
 
Remember, seeing fire damage through your eyes is tricky because it is a very stressful time. There is often property damage that goes beyond what you can see. Smoke, soot and water can be hidden behind walls and baseboards. Smoke and soot can also penetrate your belongings, such as carpets, upholstery, curtains, clothing, furniture and many other belongings.
 
If you experience a Warrington fire damage event, you don't have to guess who to call for help. SERVPRO is a leader in the restoration business. We are locally and operated. We are proud to serve the Escambia County community. Without any doubt, fire damage is devastating to families and business owners. Our fire and water restoration specialists have the training, experience and specialized equipment to help restore you to a pre-fire condition. We follow specialized fire and water processes because each smoke and fire damage is different.
 
Our solutions begin with a thorough inspection and fire damage assessment. This allows us to devise the right solutions to help make you whole again. Our water removal and drying processes are unique to your home or business. We remove smoke and soot from all surfaces. Our goal is to repair rather than discard because the fire and water have already destroyed enough. Our cleaning and repair technicians work to further protect your investments. If needed, we provide immediate board-up and roof tarp service.
 
For any fire, water or mold emergencies, contact SERVPRO of West Pensacola. We are available with 24-hour emergency service, seven days a week. If you have any inquiries about our restoration and repair services, call us today at (850) 469-1160.

Keeping Mold and Moisture Out Of Your HVAC System: Tips and Tricks From SERVPRO

7/25/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Keeping Mold and Moisture Out Of Your HVAC System: Tips and Tricks From SERVPRO At SERVPRO of West Pensacola, we say NO to mold. Contact us to remediate your Pensacola home free of mold!

Tips and Tricks From SERVPRO to Keeping Mold and Moisture Out Of Your HVAC System

In the warm summer heat, it's easy to build up moisture; especially when it gets sticky, muggy and humid. When this happens, you naturally crank the A.C., reach for something cold, and kick back in your lazy chair. The problem is, when you're relaxing and enjoying the nice cold breeze, mold is spreading through your ducts, vents, and HVAC system, leaving a nasty haze of mold that you can smell all over the house. If you're running a business, your customers could smell it too- which is why you should always call our service professionals to deal with the problem as soon as possible. 

How Does Mold Get in The HVAC System? 

Mold damage in Pensacola is no laughing matter. Mold, fungus, and other bacteria are in their perfect environment when they're trapped in your HVAC system. It's dark, warm, moist, closed in, and humid, meaning that spores can grow practically unabated. You'll notice more and more scent as heat and humidity is generated from outside and pulled through your ducts. 

When this moist air gets in your air system, it collects within and above your HVAC units. At this point, the spores of mold and other fungi easily rise through the air, setting up colonies as your condenser forces them up through the duct system. These aren't the only cases of mold that we've seen at SERVPRO; we've seen mold stick to people's clothes or shoes, and it's all brought inside by excess humidity caused by rainfall. 

Here Are a Few Tips on How to Remove Mold From Your HVAC System 

1. Continue to clean and maintain your HVAC system, even when you aren't using it. Check the ducts for wet spots, and regularly check and maintain your HVAC filter. 

2. Double check the drainage systems on your HVAC for mold. Allow for "dry-out" areas where the drainage comes out to prevent excess moisture. 

3. Get dehumidifiers for your home. They are ideal for collecting excess humidity, and they help with the temperature inside your house, too. 

4. Always insulate your pipes, walls, and ceilings. Use caulking for cracks to control cracks and leaks. 

5. Contrary to common beliefs, keep your windows closed when it's hot outside. Humidity, dust, and dampness easily travel inside. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

If you have mold damage, don't wait. Our technicians are trained to deal with any emergency, guaranteeing that your problem doesn't become a bigger one. Give SERVPRO of West Pensacola a call when you need mold extraction or advice at (850)469-1160. We're available 24/7 to ensure you get the help you need. 

Identify Water Damage Before It Wrecks Your Home: SERVPRO Tips and Hints

7/25/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Identify Water Damage Before It Wrecks Your Home: SERVPRO Tips and Hints Say yes to SERVPRO of West Pensacola's water damage restoration!

SERVPRO Tips and Hints to Identify Water Damage Before It Wrecks Your Home

Buying a home can be both one of the most exciting things you do in your life and an activity that frustrates you beyond all belief. This is because there is a big difference between a high-quality home, a slight fixer-upper, and a money-pit that's going to need a lot of work. The most major issues aren't the aesthetics of your home because you can always paint and touch up the property to make it look nicer. There are several deal-breakers that you should consider before you sink a lot of money into an investment that you'll keep for years to come. 

What Do You Need to Inspect For Water Damage 

When you're looking for water damage in Goulding, you need to make sure that you're bringing the right tools along with you. Don't expect to solve the problem without a flashlight, a level, marble, and some binoculars. You might also want a Carpenter's Square, some comfortable shoes, and a no-nonsense attitude to ensure you catch possible damages. 

Identifying Obvious Water Damage Areas 

One of the easiest ways to check how well a home has been maintained is just to check out the house from a distance. SERVPRO suggests looking for sagging in the roof (compared to your neighbor), the door, windows, foundation, and other aspects of the home for crooked features. What this means is that there's water damage below the siding and roofing that you can't see. Most of the time it's because the roof, walls, and foundation are dealing with the weight associated with excess water or some structural deficiency. 

Feel around for slopes in the floors, and make sure the doors line up perfectly. Set your marble on any hardwood or linoleum floor, and put your level on carpeted areas to see how level they are. Check the windows to make sure they aren't stuck, and look for any signs of water that might have made it in through the bathroom and kitchen. Always inspect the basement too, looking for a sump pump. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

You'd be surprised how many homeowners are completely oblivious to water damage. That's why it's so important to inspect a home before you get involved with it. If you do have issues, call our professionals here at SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160. We're qualified for every job, from the smallest water damage inspections to complete water damage or flood damage restoration. 

Let the Professionals Handle Fire Damage

6/21/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Let the Professionals Handle Fire Damage Let the professionals at SERVPRO of West Pensacola take care of your residential fire damage!

Handling Fire Damage - Let the Professionals Take Care of It

Few things are as heart wrenching as watching a home go up in smoke. Treasured items can be consumed by the flames in minutes. Residential fire damage doesn't mean that the home will never be the same; SERVPRO's goal is to help restore your property to its original condition.

Homeowner's Insurance

House fires can be started by anything from a single candle or lighter to an electrical mishap. No matter the source or how large the fire becomes, Perdido Key residential fire damage can occur and affect the majority of the property with flames and smoke odor. 

There are more than 350,000 house fires each year, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Not all homeowner's insurance policies are the same, so coverage of any individual fire incident varies. Typically, most plans will cover dwelling coverage and personal property. Many policies will cover the cost of alternate housing and even meals if a fire-damaged home is deemed uninhabitable during repairs. Some may even cover detached structures like a shed or detached garage and landscaping.

Restoration vs. Replacing

In most cases of residential fire damage, restoration of the home and some furnishings is cheaper than replacement. Walls, floors, sinks and even heirlooms can be refurnished, especially when restoration experts are deployed as early as possible. Cleaning and deodorizing processes help to restore homes to their former condition when possible.

There are many considerations to take into account when cleaning and restoring a home that has experienced fire damage. First, structural cleaning can help to restore ceilings, walls, woodwork, carpeting and floors after suffering from smoke or fire damage. Second, any personal belongings that can be restored such as furniture, rugs, electronics, and art need to be individually assessed to determine which cleaning method and product should be used. Different materials call for different methods, and professionals can provide an inventory list of items that can be restored. Third, deodorization is a critical step when moving forward after experiencing residential fire damage. It's impossible, in the long term, to cover up lingering odors from fire or smoke damage with a fragrance. Instead, professionals provide specialized services that get rid of the offensive smells left behind.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Homeowners who experience the frightening disaster of a home fire may not know where to turn or what their first step should be. This is where Perdido Key residential fire damage experts can help. If you've incurred fire damage and you need help figuring out the next steps in restoring structural or personal property damage, call the professionals at SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160.



Spotting Leaks and Avoiding Serious Water Damage

6/14/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Spotting Leaks and Avoiding Serious Water Damage If your Warrington home has sustained water damage, call SERVPRO of West Pensacola!

Avoiding Water Damage and Spotting Leaks

If your home or business is in Warrington, Florida, it pays to know who to turn to in case of water damage. Leaking pipes and flood damage can be a major hassle - and the problem is you don't always know when there is a problem until it's too late! SERVPRO of West Pensacola are the local experts in water damage and are on hand to advise and help no matter if it's an emergency or long standing issue. 

When you can see the water flowing from a burst pipe, then you know that you have a severe Warrington flooding problem on your hands. But, it can be hidden leaks in joists or between floors that can cause big structural problems. For example, an old pipe that is leaking water over time or worn sealant around washing areas. This damage can often be spotted where ceilings start to sag; wallpaper starts to peel or if discoloration occurs in the paintwork on a wall or ceiling. This kind of Warrington water damage can be as bad structurally as a major flood, if not worse if it has been going on for some time. 

No matter if you think you will have a problem or if you know you have a problem, let our highly trained SERVPRO water damage specialists advise you. We can inspect and advise, extract any standing water using our state-of-the-art equipment and remedy all water damage based problems, large or small. Our team are also experts in storm damage and mold remediation and are on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

As a locally owned and operated company, our technicians at SERVPRO of West Pensacola can be on the scene just when you need it. Water damage to property, whether business or residential premises, can be a disaster if you don't know how to handle it. So save the number: (850) 469-1160. 

Tropical Storm Damages

6/8/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Tropical Storm Damages High wind from tropical storms can cause debris to be picked up and damage your property.

Types of storm damage from tropical storms

A very powerful storm system, tropical storms are a lot like a hurricane. Even though they are a bit less powerful than a hurricane, tropical storms can still cause plenty of damage. In just the Southeastern United States, there have been over six billion dollars in damages from storms which have hit since 1979. 

What are Tropical Storms? 

A type of storm system which forms in tropical environments is a tropical storm. These storms, characterized by very low-pressure systems and swirling high-speed winds, are classified as tropical storms when a particular set of circumstances exist. For it to be called a tropical storm, wind speeds need to be between 39 and 73 miles per hour. Higher and lower wind speeds make it another kind of storm, with lower known as a tropical depression, and higher winds referred to as a hurricane. 

Some of the more common areas in which tropical storms are known to form are in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, near Australia, the South Pacific, and the Arabian Sea. 

Common Kinds of Storm Damage from Tropical Storms 

The two leading causes of damage from a tropical storm are water and wind.  

  • ??Water damage includes storm surges, torrential rains, swells and large waves, plus mud slides.
  • ??Wind damage includes flying debris, high winds, and the like.

Flying Debris and Wind Damage 

High winds are one of the main characteristics of tropical storms. Here are the main kinds of damage you’d expect if a tropical storm hits your area. 

Roof Damage 

High winds can dislodge shingles and other roofing materials without impact from forces outside. Wind storms also can knock down limbs and trees, while sending flying, dangerous debris over far distances. If debris impacts a property, it can cause damage to the roof and other areas of the structure which are extensive. Commonly seen is damage to the gutters of a structure from both the buildup of the debris in the gutters or from an impact. 

Siding and Window Damage 

Flying debris can cause considerable damage to the sides of structures. Tree branches which strike a window at 30 miles per hour will most likely shatter the window. Also susceptible to this kind of damage is siding. 

HVAC/AC Damage

External cooling and heating units are at risk from falling branches or trees and flying debris. 

Property Damage 

You should expect to have plenty of debris to clean up after severe windstorms. 

Automobile Damage 

Damage to your vehicle very common during a wind storm. Dents, broken windows, paint damage and scratches are frequent. Park automobiles in a garage if possible, or cover them with a car cover to provide some protection from the elements. 

The other primary causes include storm surges, torrential rains, and mudslides, which can cause flood damage, mold damage and damage to the interior of your structure. 

SERVPRO of West Pensacola can handle any of your damages from tropical storms, so make sure to get in touch with us right away if you experience a tropical storm in your area. (850) 469-1160

Commercial Water Damage Restoration Services

6/7/2016 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Damage Restoration Services Don't Let a Water Leak Damage Your Business Income in Pensacola.

Quickly Reopen Your Business with the Water Damage Services of SERVPRO

The thought of water damage in your business property is easy to dismiss, but the reality is that many in the Pensacola area will experience this type of event at some point. Standing water inside a building can result in considerable damage to the building along with a monetary loss due to the business closure. It may have developed from a major storm that blew through the area and caused massive flooding. It may also be because of a leaking pipe, malfunctioning fire sprinkler system, or another similar type of issue. Regardless of the reason for your water problem, you may be wondering what you can do to overcome commercial water damage in Pensacola.

If possible, the first step you should take is to stop the flow of water into the building. Turn off the main water valve that supplies water. Once water has stopped entering the business building, you can then consider how you will remove the standing water. Professional water extraction may be the easiest and fastest option. Remember that the standing water can result in mold growth if it remains in the area for more than a day or two, so time is of the essence. After the water has been extracted, you can then begin the process of repairing and restoring the Pensacola commercial water damage. This may include replacing drywall, cleaning the carpeting, drying business documents, and more. This process can be labor intensive and very time-consuming, so it is often best to allow professionals like us, SERVPRO, to do the work for you. We will even coordinate the work with your insurance company to expedite all aspects of the restoration process, including papwrwork.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola is a local franchise that has water damage remediation services as the keystone of our business. We go to great lengths to respond to urgent service requests and will return your call within the hour and provide you with high-quality results. For more information about our Pensacola commercial water damage services, call the office 24/7/365 at (850) 469-1160.

Why Clean-Up isn't the Only Vital Aspect of Post-Fire Corrective Measures

6/3/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Why Clean-Up isn't the Only Vital Aspect of Post-Fire Corrective Measures Fire damage to your Gonzalez property can be overwhelming.

Post-Fire Corrective Measures are Vital

If you've suffered fire damage in your Gonzalez area home, there are some important things you should know about getting things back to normal. Because smoke produces particulates that adhere to the many surfaces found throughout your home, and these particulates can continue to be health threats, even after the fire has been put out, it's imperative that your home and the belongings found inside to be completely cleaned before your return. Using items that have been exposed to smoke during a fire can exacerbate health issues in many people. Cleaning eliminates this risk, but there are other dangers.


Fire is not the only aspect that damages a home when a fire breaks out. Smoke from burning materials can be hot enough to melt and warp plastics. Water and steam that is often created when water is applied to burning walls and floors can cause latex paints on cabinets, doors, and frames to bubble. This type of damage is often visible and unsightly, and another constant reminder of the fire itself. Fire, steam, smoke, and water can damage that remains hidden inside your home, and much of this can be dangerous. When structural aspects of a home, including support beams and weight-bearing walls, are damaged by the heat of the fire, coupled with the humidity introduced by the firefighters' hoses, the can lose a significant amount of strength. This can make your home's stability unpredictable. Because of this, experts like our team members at SERVPRO should be consulted. They can use their experience and insight to help you make the best decision on how to proceed after you've experienced fire damage.


From fixing warped window frames to replacing load-bearing basement walls, to staircases and railings, to floors and their underlays, we will work hard to not only get you back in your home safely but always also ensure that the job is done correctly and up to code. We are also highly skilled in the aesthetics of home décor restoration and can match replacements for designer trim around vanities, and decorative moldings and other trims, as well as cleaning of intricate frames and categorization of your artwork. We don't end our cataloging of your items there, though, but include other items, such as electronics and appliances. This helps reduce the possibility of rejections of claims with your insurance policy. We list items as salvageable, unsalvageable, or undetermined. Being a third party, insurance companies know we are unbiased and will accept our categorization, usually with no questions being asked. Receiving the money needed to purchase items that were damaged beyond repair further helps your family go back to normal living.


Electronics need special handling and should not be turned on after a fire has occurred, even if the item seems undamaged. Particulates in the smoke are small enough that they can easily enter into vents and fans, settle on interior components, and cause the item to fry when powered up. We will gather all of the electronics in the smoke and fire damaged area so you can have them inspected, and if need be, cleaned, by our certified electronics technician.


Home is where we like to curl up with our children and read a good book or watch a movie, create our best memories, and relax with a meal. Fire damage can ruin that, but we at SERVPRO are experts at undoing the damage caused by fire and other disasters that can strike at any time. To turn your fire damaged mess back into your home sweet home, call us at SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 any time of the night or day, seven days a week. We'll help you get your home, family, and life back on track.

The Importance of Perdido Key Water Extraction to Limit Water Damage

5/27/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Importance of Perdido Key Water Extraction to Limit Water Damage Water Damage In Perdido Key Can Use the Help of SERVPRO

Call SERVPRO of West Pensacola for Water Damage Cleanup in Perdido Key

If your home has recently been impacted by Perdido Key water damage, you may be wondering if you can clean up the mess on your own or if you should hire a professional firm to get the work done for you. Professional services are an actual benefit when dealing with water damage in your home, and there are several reasons why. In the case of severe flooding, always call the skilled experts from SERVPRO.

Fast Results
Whether you have an inch of water in your home, a foot of water or more, you understandably want your home's condition restored to normal as soon as possible. Through professional remediation services from SERVPRO, you can most easily get your home restoration project completed quickly because of the measures we professionals will take to respond to your home's water damage. We use powerful water extraction pumps to remove the standing water. Then we use powerful fans and dehumidifiers to rid the home of excess moisture. These two combined methods will yield fast results for your home restoration.

The Potential for Mold Growth
The ability to clean up your home quickly is more than just a convenience; it also is a necessity if you want to prevent mold growth from developing. The longer the water remains in your home, the more likely you are to suffer from a mold infestation in the home, and this can increase remediation costs and time. Our professional mold remediation services are instrumental in providing the fast results necessary to prevent mold growth.

Call for Service
At SERVPRO of West Pensacola, we provide professional Perdido Key residential water damage restoration and repair services. We are conveniently located in the community so that we can respond to your request for assistance without delay. For more information about how we can help you with your current challenge, contact us today at (850) 469-1160.

How to Fix Fire Damage in Warrington in 3 Easy Steps

5/27/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Fix Fire Damage in Warrington in 3 Easy Steps Does your Warrington home have fire damage? Call the experts at SERVPRO of West Pensacola and we'll restore your home quickly and efficiently.

3 Easy Steps to Fixing Warrington Fire Damage 

If you own a home or business in Warrington, fire damage is probably something that you’ve thought about from time to time, but never really considered in any depth. This is to be expected; as long as your property is covered by a robust insurance policy, you don’t need to worry about fire damage restoration unless disaster strikes. 

What if the worst does happen? Would you know what to do? Would you know how to respond and get emergency repairs started right away? It’s a situation that thousands of unlucky homeowners find themselves in every single year, so it’s important to know the ins and outs of hiring a Warrington fire damage restoration service. 

The good news is that it’s easier than you might think. These expert teams are committed to making the whole process as simple and manageable as possible, precisely because they know that customers’ minds are going to be with their damaged properties. This is why all you have to do to get restoration and repairs started quickly is pick a reputable company and tell them everything that you can about your emergency. 

Step One: Pick a Local Company with a Great Reputation 

When it comes to tackling fire damage in Warrington, you want a company that is highly regarded within the local community. If you know anybody who has been in a similar situation, ask them for recommendations or search online for the best-rated services. 

Step Two: Worry about the Costs Later 

A good fire damage restoration team will be happy to give you the time that you need to call your insurer and arrange for the expenses to be covered by your policy. If costs are to be paid upfront, they will let you know immediately so that you can decide whether or not to proceed with the repairs. It is imperative that restoration begins as soon as possible after the fire because the condition of the property will worsen over time. 

Step Three: Talk to the Experts Directly 

It can be tempting, what with the ease of hiring companies via the internet, to forgo talking directly to your fire damage team. This is ill-advised because the process is, clearly, a very significant one. It is very important that you feel comfortable and confident about the restoration methods being used on the site. If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to speak up and ask them. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

If you need more information or advice on dealing with fire damage, SERVPRO of West Pensacola is the right place to start. Our highly skilled and fully qualified team of fire damage restoration experts can be on site within a matter of hours to help you start rebuilding. Call us. (850) 469-1160. 

Pensacola Beach Flood Damage - Stages of Flood Damage in Pensacola Beach

5/11/2016 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Pensacola Beach Flood Damage - Stages of Flood Damage in Pensacola Beach If your Pensacola Beach home has sustained flood damage, call the professionals at SERVPRO of West Pensacola right away!

Stages of Pensacola Beach Flood Damage 

Flood water, leaks, and other issues with water can cause all kinds of damage to your home or business, plus ruin personal belongings and furniture. Some of this Pensacola Beach flood damage happens fast, in just a few minutes after water has gone into a room while other kinds of flood damage won’t develop until days after the first problems happen. 

Since serious flood damage develops and worsens within the first twenty-four hours, it’s important to have a professional water damage restoration company take a look at the damage and start the extraction of the water and the restoration process. 

Flood Damage Within the First Hour 

The kinds of damages from Pensacola Beach flood water that happen in the first hour usually can’t be stopped since they happen very quickly as the problem develops. Since most of these issues are less serious, however, than other flood problems that happen later, they are not as concerning as some of the other problems which can come from prolonged exposure to water if water damage remediation isn’t performed right away. 

The initial damages include:  

Carpets being stained from drapes, furniture, and other items that are not colorfast

Moving water spreading fast to other areas

Permanent damage and discoloration to furniture that is sensitive to moisture

Permanent damage to documents, books, and other paper goods

Flood Damage in the First Day 

Once the initial water damage from the flooding happens, there are many kinds of water damage which can happen on the first day. These kinds of damage aren’t totally irreversible. However, they can lead to problems which are more serious, and damage can become lasting if the water extraction process has not begun in this time period. 

Kinds of Pensacola Beach flood water damage in this stage include:  

Bacterial odor development

Delimitation and swelling of furniture legs

Disintegration and swelling of decorative, pressed wood furnishings, and structural items

Uncoated metal surfaces becoming tarnished

Normal household odors strengthened

Flood Damage in the First Week 

If the water isn’t removed and dried within the first day, a lot more serious kinds of problems can start to occur in the week that follows. This kind of flood damage in Pensacola Beach can permanently start to destroy personal belongings and furnishings. Plus, the structural damage to walls and flooring can happen from this stage of flood damage, also. 

The kinds of flood damage which can occur in the first week include the following:  

Uncoated metal surfaces rusting

Disintegration and swelling of drywall

Growing of mildew and mold plus a musty odor developing

Distorting, swelling and delaminating of window and wood door casings

Warping, swelling and splitting of studs and wood decking

Electronic components malfunctioning

An unsafe and harsh environment developing for anyone with compromised immune systems or respiratory problems

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

After the first week, the damages and dangers only increase. Be sure to call SERVPRO of West Pensacola right away if you experience water damage from flooding, as we can use our special equipment to clean up your property quickly. We can be reached at any time by calling (850) 469-1160. 

Ensley Mold Damage - Why Should You Hire a Professional Company to Remove it

4/1/2016 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Ensley Mold Damage - Why Should You Hire a Professional Company to Remove it When a homeowner discovers mold damage in Ensley in any part of their home, they should not take these problems lightly.

Mold Damage in Ensley - Hire a Professional Company to Remove it 

When a homeowner discovers mold damage in Ensley growing in any part of their home, they should not take it lightly. In fact, it's not something that most homeowners should attempt to handle on their own. Professional assistance is a requirement and not a luxury.  Here are a few facts about household mold that should be reviewed:
 
Fact #1 - There is a huge variety of molds, some of which can affect human health. If a homeowner suspects they have a mold problem they should contact a professional immediately. 
 
Fact #2 - Because there are different types of mold, the processes for cleanup can vary. Mold cleaning professionals like SERVPRO of West Pensacola can help the homeowner determine which type that they are dealing with and use the appropriate methods for clean up. Once the home has been examined by a professional and the professional has determined the type and location of it within the home the removal process can begin.  It may involve cleaning exposed surfaces with appropriate SERVPRO Professional Products, removal and cleaning of the contents in the affected area for cleaning.  In some cases, the removal process may also require the removal of certain materials, particularly if they are porous, such as drywall and carpeting.   The professional must thoroughly clean all affected surfaces and materials that will remain in the home  so that the mold does not return. 

Fact #3 - Before these professionals leave the property, one of their primary responsibilities is to make sure that the owner knows what must be completed to prevent future mold growth, such as repairing a leaking roof or pipe. Since mold grows and thrives in damp places, any such issues should be addressed immediately.
 
Review any mold damage in Ensley that you and your family have found carefully. To make sure your family and their health are not adversely affected, you should contact SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 right away.

What to Do if Your Roof Begins to Leak in Warrington

3/2/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage What to Do if Your Roof Begins to Leak in Warrington Don't Let Broken Roof Tiles Cause Major Water Damage

Warrington Water Damaged Roof Can Be Repaired by SERVPRO

Warrington water damage can be a roof problem. There are few things as daunting for homeowners than the dripping of water, not from the ceiling, but through it. You can be excused for feeling stressed out if this has happened to you, but the truth is that leaky roofs are very common. And, they only lead to serious structural issues if they are left untreated. So, if there is clearly a water problem caused by your leaky roof, it is time to come up with an action plan. This step by step guide by SERVPRO will help you to address the issue in the most efficient way possible.

Step One: Respond Quickly
Always react instantly to the water that you can see making its way through the ceiling. It does not matter if you use buckets, bowls, or plastic toy boxes, just ensure that interior damage is kept to a minimum by containing as much falling water as possible. Move all electronics away from the affected area and push soft furnishings and sensitive items to safety. Be careful not to contact any electrical appliances or outlets.

Step Two: Check for Moisture Bubbles
Now, walk slowly along the length of the room and check for bulges in the ceiling. These blisters indicate where the water is pooling and putting the most strain on the internal supports and fixtures. If you do not relieve the pressure, the drywall from the ceiling could collapse. So, put a container beneath each bulge and puncture these swelled areas to reduce the weight of the water within the ceiling.

Step Three: Search for the Source
In bright and natural light or with a strong LED flashlight, inspect the inside (if you can get into the attic) and the outside on of the roof. Keep an eye out for any suspiciously damp spots. Since gravity will allow water to flow following the path of least resistance, uncovering the actual entry point can be difficult. Since finding the source of an internal leak is difficult, it could be best just to call in an expert right away. SERVPRO can dispatch a technician to locate the origin of the water intrusion and quickly formulate a plan to prevent further water damage.

A team of SERVPRO technicians will arrive, and remove the standing water as the intrusion point of the water is being closed. We have the skills and equipment to caulk, clean gutters, reset flashing, board up, or cover the roof with a tarp to mitigate damage, and then tackle the restoration process. Warrington water damage can be a thing of the past in quick time. We always try to restore water damaged items and materials, and replace them only if necessary, saving you time and money. We can restore your home "Like it never even happened.

We Use Advanced Drying Equipment and Techniques

Using specialized equipment and products, the SERVPRO of West Pensacola technicians extract standing water and dry your property quickly and efficiently. We are first to any disaster in Warrington, Perdido Key, and Cantonment and offer 24/7 emergency help. (850) 469-1160

Pensacola Water Damage Information, What to Do?

1/22/2016 (Permalink)

Water Damage Pensacola Water Damage Information, What to Do? SERVPRO Says Inspect Appliance Hoses to Save Water and Money

Call SERVPRO for Water Damage Restoration in Pensacola

Pensacola water damage is a serious issue that can adversely impact your residential property. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not have the basic knowledge necessary to grapple effectively with a water damage problem if it surfaces. However, having information about the causes and effects of water damage and how to eliminate it can empower you to keep your property in good condition. SERVPRO offers the following short outline for your review.

Many varying factors can contribute to a water damaging event. Natural disasters like floods, fires, hurricanes and tornadoes (becoming more common in our area) can produce rapid water damage. Additionally, water damage can surface on your property because of the following factors:
• Leaking pipes, ruptured appliance hoses
• Roof leakages, improper flashing or shingles
• Poor ventilation
• Damp basements misdirected ground drainage or lack of vapor barriers and exterior coatings
• Excessive condensation, inadequate insulation
• Wet carpets or wood flooring
• Flooding, sewer or septic tank backup

Slow drips or condensation can lead to an accumulation of moisture which is a conducive condition for mold growth. Health effects can be the outcome of mold proliferation within your walls, carpets or HVAC system. These fungi can also damage porous materials like drywall and ceiling tiles requiring replacement. Rapid water intrusion from a burst pipe, flood, or aftermath of fire extinguishing efforts deposit standing water that must be removed quickly to mitigate damage to structural materials and personal possessions.

Hire Professional Help
When water damage strikes your property, considering professional assistance is important. In some cases, property owners seek to complete the restoration work on their own. However, DIY projects should be avoided if more than a puddle of water, using a mop and bucket, will remove the problem. SERVPRO has water pumps, wet vacs, sump pumps, air movers, dehumidifiers, foggers, and industry grade cleaning and sanitizing products for the services required. Cleaning, repairing and restoring building materials, furnishings, flooring, etc. is our formula, before replacing, to decrease interruptions, stress, and expenses.

To ensure that you select the right water damage restoration company, ascertain that the firm offers the following:
-24/7 emergency response
-Excellent customer service, from assessment to job completion
-Stellar online reviews
-Fair prices, we even help with the claims process and paperwork

Call SERVPRO Immediately
When your property in Pensacola has been impacted by water damage, it's time to call the professionals of SERVPRO. With over 57 years of work in the dynamic restoration field, we possess the experience, training, equipment and personnel necessary to optimize and accelerate each component of the water damage remediation process. Our IICRC-certified technicians are ready to work professionally to restore your home to pre-loss condition "Like it never even happened."

Why Choose SERVPRO of West Pensacola?

We’re Highly Trained Water Damage Specialists

As leaders in the storm and water damage industry, SERVPRO of West Pensacola can respond immediately to our local communities in Pensacola, Perdidio Key, or Warrington. Just call for help. (850) 469-1160

Perdido Key Fire Damage Information

1/20/2016 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Perdido Key Fire Damage Information After a Fire Truck Leaves Your Condo, Call SERVPRO for Fire Damage Restoration

SERVPRO Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Perdido Key Property

A severe type of property damage to grapple with is fire damage in Perdido Key. In many cases, fire damage generates thousands of dollars in destruction while simultaneously leaving property owners emotionally and economically strained. This can be more costly to the owner if the property is a vacation rental. However, learning more about fire damage and how to restore your property when it strikes can help you reduce damages, relieve stress, and mitigate costs. Read this brief guide to get the information necessary to make it happen:

First call your insurance agent. Depending on the severity of the fire damage he will dispatch an insurance adjuster to survey the damage and offer a dollar figure for restoration. Ask your agent for a preferred fire damage restoration company. SERVPRO is listed by over 300 insurance and property management companies, a well-earned accomplishment. We cooperate with your insurance company during the fire damage restoration project, and we offer you a stress-free claims process as we help manage the paperwork.

The Fire Damage Assessment: This assessments ensures that our restoration experts recognize the extent of damages done to your commercial rental or residential property. SERVPRO offers a franchise wide computerized program called the Contents Claim Inventory Service-CCIS. Our specialists will generate a room-by-room inventory and identify items and materials as salvageable, non-salvageable, or questionable. You, along with your agent, decide what to keep and clean, and what to discard. We can clean fire damaged items on-site or pack and ship them for cleaning at our facilities.

When a fire strikes, the aftermath usually leaves water damage from the firefighting efforts. Water removal is the priority. Limiting secondary damage will expedite the entire restoration process. Water pumps, wet vacs, sump pumps, and even a mop and bucket remove the unwanted water. The following actions may also be connected with the final fire damage restoration process.
• sanitation
• content restoration
• smoke removal
• deodorization
• air duct cleaning
• odor removal
• vent cleaning

Often, commercial and residential property owners recognize the fire damage and want to start the recovery process on their own. Safety is of paramount importance. Industry standard clothing and gear protect workers from possible toxic smoke and soot, collapsing building materials, hidden hazards, and possible electrocution. Leave the heavy lifting to our professionals.

Call SERVPRO Today!
Although fire damage in a Perdido Key condo, rental, or house can be challenging to deal with, knowing who to call can preclude you from experiencing considerable anxiety and economic hardship. The best company to call for a thorough, detail-oriented fire damage restoration services is SERVPRO. Our IICRC-certified team of professionals offers a fast response, 24/7 emergency services, and complimentary estimates. Because of our commitment to consistently operating ethically, we have become industry leaders with more than 1,650 franchises. Our goal is to return your property to pre-loss condition "Like it never even happened."

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of West Pensacola is locally owned and operated so we’re already nearby and ready to help Perdido Key, Pensacola, and West Pensacola residents and business owners with any-sized smoke and fire damage emergencies. We are faster to any size disaster. Call us 24/7 for help. (850) 469-1160

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