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The Correct Water Removal Equipment Can Correct Any Water Event in St. Petersburg

5/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage The Correct Water Removal Equipment Can Correct Any Water Event in St. Petersburg SERVPRO Freshens Up St. Petersburg Properties During Water Removal Services

SERVPRO Eliminates Odors As We Extract Unwanted Water from Your Home or Business

After a water damage incident, the use of specialized equipment is necessary to make the water removal job easier. As a property owner, you may not have or know how to operate some of the tools correctly, and that raises the need to work with professional service providers in the industry. It all starts with analyzing and selecting the most suitable procedures to correct such situations in St. Petersburg.

We are going to highlight the different types of equipment that our SERVPRO technicians use when conducting water removal in St. Petersburg. To identify water intrusion in a structure, we use detection equipment such as a moisture sensor and moisture meters. These devices also let us know whether the structure is dry and meets the standard conditions at the end of the process.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians also combat smells by finding their sources and doing the necessary removal. Sometimes the water may cause organic materials to decompose in cracks, which may make it difficult to access the odor source. Therefore, we perform deodorization. Some of the common types of deodorants we use are pairing agents, filtration and absorption agents, masking agents, disinfectants, and sanitizers.
 
Deodorization is such a critical process since apart from improving the quality of air in the structure when we use sanitizers and disinfectants, they can inhibit fungi and bacteria growth which can cause health effects. Thermal foggers and Ultra Low Volume Foggers are part of the standard deodorization equipment that our SERVPRO technicians use. When these devices dispense the solvent based agents, they neutralize the odor-causing particles. But, they cannot be used in areas containing rubber or vinyl.
 
We observe safety measures when working at the site and in most cases, our technicians wear the right personal protective equipment that fit the situation at hand. If we are mixing or spraying chemicals, we wear splash goggles and chemical resistant gloves. If we are handling organic vapors, we put on respirators. Generally, we abide by all state regulations and follow IICRC standards in our operations.
 
The goal is to make you feel "Like it never even happened." after experiencing any storm, mold, fire and water damage event. Call SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg at (727) 522-0000 if you need to work with an industry leader with a proven record.

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Key Factors That Mitigate Flood Damage in Shore Acres

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Key Factors That Mitigate Flood Damage  in Shore Acres After a Shore Acres Storm, Call SERVPRO for Water, not Gator, Removal

SERVPRO Follows Protocols to Minimize Storm Damage to Properties and Possessions

After experiencing flood damage, drying your contents and building needs to be done as soon as possible. For successful drying, there are four key factors that we take into consideration, and these are air movement, temperature, humidity, and the quantity of water to extract and evaporate from the site. We are going to let you know how these factors relate when salvaging and restoring your Shore Acres property to its earlier state.
 
The practice that our SERVPRO technicians follow when attending to flood damage incidents in Shore Acres is to remove the moisture from wet materials to the drier surrounding and establish equilibrium. If there is standing water on the site, we first conduct physical extraction before carrying out evaporation and dehumidification processes. That is because removing gases is on-going while physically removing liquids. We use submersible pumps, portable and truck-mounted pumps to extract the water. The choice of equipment depends on the quantity of water and the accessibility of the structure. Sometimes, a mob and bucket suffice for surface removal of water.
 
When we increase the temperature of the rooms to around 70° to 90° using portable heaters if necessary in this sub-tropical area of Florida, the wet materials lose moisture to the surrounding air. Often storms occur during the heat of the summer. With time, we end up with too much moisture in the air, and we have to install dehumidifiers to prevent secondary damage when condensation sets in. The work of dehumidifiers is to absorb the water vapor. When using these devices, we aim at achieving a relative humidity which is lower than 40% so that the additional moisture in the air does not slow the rate of evaporation.
 
Air movement is another essential process since it increases the rate of drying. It achieves this by moving the humid and damp air from the wet surfaces. Our SERVPRO technicians adhere to IICRC regulations when positioning air movers for high efficiency. It is vital to understand that there is a big difference between fans and air movers. Directional, high-velocity air movers weep wetness from surfaces mitigating water damage.
 
The goal of SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg is to make your property be restored to its preloss condition “Like it never even happened." Call us at (727) 522-0000 when you face water, fire, mold and storm damage, and we can give you proven services.

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When Seasonal Storms Or Leaks Leave Your St. Petersburg Restaurant in Need of Water Removal Services

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial When Seasonal Storms Or Leaks Leave Your St. Petersburg Restaurant in Need of Water Removal Services Kitchen Restaurants in St Petersburg Often Have Water Problems--Until SERVPRO Removes It

Restaurants in St. Petersburg Count on SERVPRO for Water Removal 

Seasonal storms can bring heavy rain, and that can leave you in desperate need of water damage restoration services. Having an inch or two of rain inside of your building is no suitable condition for your restaurant to serve customers. Fortunately, there is professional help nearby to remove the water and get your operation back into working order.

Our technicians can swiftly arrive at your St. Petersburg restaurant to remove the damaging water from your property. If you contact us, our goal is to get our employees there as soon as possible. Your restaurant cannot run naturally until the liquid is gone. Not to mention, the longer the water sits, the more potential it has to cause more significant damage to your property.
 
SERVPRO can use advanced technology to remove the water from your property, such as powerful wet/dry vacuums and portable pumps. Using industrial quality products allows our tools to have the power to remove the liquid from your restaurant swiftly so that SERVPRO can move onto cleaning and drying. After the water is removed, our employees can use devices like moisture meters to detect any overly wet areas of the structure.
 
Once our SERVPRO technicians have used the meter to detect the levels of moisture, we can establish drying goals and select the correct method to help prevent any further damage to your flooring and equipment. There are many pieces of industry-leading equipment that our team can use to help draw moisture from the structure of your restaurant, but some of the most conventional are air movers, axial fans, and LGR dehumidifiers. SERVPRO techs can position them for optimal airflow, to support evaporation, and use infrared cameras to monitor the progress during the drying.
 
When your property needs water removal, do not linger. Get a hold of SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg at (727) 522-0000. No matter the time, our employees can come out to your establishment swiftly.

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Removing Mold Damage In Pinellas County

4/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Removing Mold Damage In Pinellas County Call the Professionals from SERVPRO for Mold Cleanup in Pinellas County

SERVPRO Remediates Mold Infestations and Offers Information Concerning these Fungi

Mold is in every Pinellas County home. Day in and day out, the spores are as harmless as the dust homeowners sweep up once a week. It takes three factors to activate mold spores and turn them into a possible threat: Moisture, temperature, and food source.
 
Mold damage in Pinellas County homes can feed on almost any type of building material. Drywall and insulation are among the most commonly consumed, and since the panels and batten are in every home, SERVPRO understands that makes it impossible to ‘starve’ the growing colony.
 
Temperature presents a similar problem. Most molds grow in a range from 68 to 86 degrees. That makes it extremely difficult to kill spores by either lowering or raising the interior temperature of a home.
 
That makes moisture the simplest factor SERVPRO technicians can effectively alter to halt mold growth. We use an extensive array of equipment to remove water such as dehumidifiers to draw moisture from building material and the surrounding air. For standing water and other large amounts, we use pumps and extraction wands to remove it.
 
Five principles established by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification or IICRC guide us in these efforts. First, we ensure the health and safety of our team members and the residents of each home we clean. Technicians do this by limiting exposure to active mold and preventing the mold from spreading to unaffected rooms and other areas.
 
Second, we record everything. One of our inspectors details every visual check and test result before we take action. We do this to ensure we clean and treat every known point of infestation.
 
Third, we control mold at its source. Technicians do this by sealing off the contaminated areas and set-up negative air pressure to reduce the amount of airborne mold and then force it out using air movers and fans to push the contaminated air out of the home.
 
Fourth, we remove the contamination. That includes not just the mold spores removed by cleaning, but any infested building material or personal property item as well. We clean any personal item that is cost-effective to do so rather than dispose of it with the affected material.
 
Finally, we begin to control the moisture. We do this as the last step since it is simpler and quicker to reduce moisture after removing everything that cannot be cleaned or dried in place. It is necessary not just to stop mold, but to prevent new growth as well.
 
If you have or suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg at (727) 522-0000 today. We are here for you.

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Vulnerable Structural Components Could Allow Flood Damage to Your Shore Acres Residence

4/14/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Vulnerable Structural Components Could Allow Flood Damage to Your Shore Acres Residence You can rely on the professionals at SERVPRO to restore your home after flood damage "Like it never even happened."

SERVPRO Gets to Work Quickly after a Flood to Prevent Further Damage to Your Home

By the time that flooding has begun to affect your Shore Acres home, you are already at significant risk for substantial damages that are as costly as they are time-consuming. The trouble with a scenario like this is that it is all too real for those that live in the line of harsh storm systems. Fortunately, you have a professional restoration outfit at your disposal to help you clean up the mess and prevent reoccurrence for future storms that might pass through.

Most people do not put much thought or concern into the ability of their Shore Acres homes to prevent flood damage until the disaster is underway. Only then do you think of the structural weaknesses and compromised points of the exterior of your home that currently allow water to pass through into your residence unabated. Fortunately, if you react quickly, this situation does not have to get more out of hand and damaging than it already is currently. 

From the time that our SERVPRO professionals arrive at your home, we immediately get to work on identifying the vulnerable points which allow water to enter in. These areas get sealed up by varying methods depending on where in your house the damage originates. After this process gets completed, our IICRC certified technicians can set our sights on extraction. With higher volumes, pump trucks get used to pull the water from the affected area quickly, and this process gets finished with wet vacs fitted with extraction wands.

Drying the area is a critical component of the process, as this allows our SERVPRO team to inspect for structural damage and weakness. This process typically gets achieved using air movers and dehumidification equipment, though some specialty tools might be a requirement if the water has reached challenging areas like underneath flooring or inside of walls.

Flood damage to your home might be par for the course regarding those who live in this area, but it is never something you want to have to contend with in your own home. Trust in the experience and professionalism of our SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg team to help you restore this damage quickly and bring your home back to the way it used to be. You can call us anytime you need us at (727) 522-0000.  

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What to Do When a Tropical Storm Floods Your St. Petersburg Condominium Parking Lot

3/26/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial What to Do When a Tropical Storm Floods Your St. Petersburg Condominium Parking Lot SERVPRO can work around your businesses schedule and dry out your property when it best suits you.

Rely on SERVPRO for Expert Commercial Flood Damage Remediation  

Florida is known for its sunny and gorgeous weather. However, sometimes the weather is not always sunny, and, instead of a beautiful day, a tropical storm hits and brings flood damage with it. Flooding can be a nightmare for your condominium parking lot as it can prevent people from using it. Even just ankle-deep water can be a hassle to take care of when it comes to flooding and sometimes the water is not always clean. Fortunately, when a flood hits your business, professional help is not far.

Our IICRC certified technicians strive to ensure that we do not interrupt the flow of your tenants while we remediate the flood damage in your St. Petersburg property. We can work around your schedule to remove the water and then commence the drying process when it best suits you. Day or night, we can come to your property and work when traffic is less likely to be interrupted.

Here at SERVPRO we can remove the flooded waters from your property, clean up the debris, and then, depending on the damage that your property has taken, we can begin to dry out the structure. We use powerful truck-operated pumps and industrial quality wet/dry vacuums to remove water. SERVPRO knows how crucial it is to remove flood waters immediately, so we strive to get to your property as soon as possible to start the process.

After clean up, our technicians can employ the use of axial fans, dehumidifiers, and air movers in your parking lot to encourage evaporation. A dry environment is ideal for making sure that no water remains behind in the structure, as any remaining water could become a danger to your property. Our technicians are familiar with how water and concrete interact and can clean the chalky calcium deposits off the surface of the concrete swiftly to finish the job.

When flooding damage strikes your property, do not wait. Call SERVPRO of the NE St. Petersburg area at (727) 522-0000. We strive to work fast and efficiently to return your property to its preloss state as swiftly as possible.

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Specialized Water Removal Services Can Make a Big difference in St. Petersburg

3/22/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Specialized Water Removal Services Can Make a Big difference in St. Petersburg Map Out a Plan for Water Removal in St. Petersburg--Call SERVPRO

Save Property and Possessions with SERVPRO's Swift Water Extraction

Irrespective of whether you are a homeowner or a business person, you need to get everything back to normal after experiencing water intrusion, and water removal is part of the critical processes. While most of us think that extracting the water and cleaning up the area is all we need, that is a big mistake. Drying your St. Petersburg property as well as neutralizing the odor-causing agents are equally important.
 
Let us begin by understanding the main categories of water that our SERVPRO technicians deal with when performing water removal in St. Petersburg. Usually, it is the source of the water that determines the category of water. Clean water is under class 1, and it often comes from clean sources like plumbing systems. Though this category does not carry along contaminants, you have to respond quickly since within 24 -48 hours some microbial growth can start.
 
Category 2 is gray water, and it can be slightly or severely contaminated since it comes from backed up storm drains, fire suppression systems, and treated cooling water. On the other hand, category 3, also known as black water usually comes from rivers, sewers, and seas. Since it is highly contaminated, it presents high health risks.
 
If the water is still flowing into the area, our SERVPRO technicians divert it to safer locations or stop the flow if it is originating from leaking plumbing systems. Water extraction then follows, and we choose the tools we use depending on the surface and amount of moisture. For instance, we can use submersible pumps to extract standing water and portable extractors to remove water and clean your upholstery and carpets.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians also select appropriate drying systems to remove moisture from your structure. We first set a drying goal and install air movers to enhance the evaporation of moisture from contents. Evaporation adds moisture to the air, and if it exceeds the standard levels, we can use dehumidifiers to absorb the additional water vapor.
 
SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg attends to all kinds of water disasters and has a proven record in the industry. Get in touch with us by calling (727) 522-0000, and we can make everything “Like it never even happened.”

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Mold Damage Technicians In St. Petersburg

3/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Damage Technicians In St. Petersburg When dealing with mold inside your St. Petersburg home, it is essential to know how it gets formed and how it behaves.

Mold Damage Professionals

When dealing with mold inside your St. Petersburg home, it is essential to know how it gets formed and how it behaves. Any time water gets inside your home and does not get dried promptly a fungus possibly gets created. Once any mold gets noticed, it is vital to treat the area so that the fungi do not spread to other locations inside the building.

The presence of mold inside a house possibly causes health effects for some people. St. Petersburg's mold damage experts employed by SERVPRO get educated about fungal behavior and the remediation process. Our primary goal when remediating a fungi problem is to stop growth at the source so that it doesn't spread to other areas of the home.

A fungus first gets created by a spore which is a microscopic, seed-like structure. The spores branch out little structures called hyphae that spread all directions and release more spores into the air. The little seeds then become airborne and float around the building until they land in other rooms.

The first thing SERVPRO does when we start to mitigate mold is to contain the affected area. Plastic gets put up around the region to prevent mold spores from spreading to other areas. Many times, negative air pressure is pulled from the containment chamber sucking the contaminated air into a HEPA filter.

Next, we remove all of the mold contamination found within the contained area. Porous materials often get discarded while non-porous materials possibly get sanded and cleaned with anti-microbial chemicals. Drywall sometimes gets removed, put in a sealed bag and taken to a dumpster.

After all of the items showing mold contamination get removed a final cleaning starts. During the cleaning process dust and settled spores get vacuumed up by a vacuum with a HEPA filter. Then the area gets cleaned one last time with anti-microbial cleaning products.

Lastly, drying equipment gets set up to drop moisture levels in the affected area so that mold doesn't have the moisture it needs to grow back. If you ever have a mold problem, call SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg at (727) 522-0000 for help 24/7.

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Restoring Small Fire Damages to Your St. Petersburg Home

2/27/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Restoring Small Fire Damages to Your St. Petersburg Home Small electrical fires can require more than conventional cleaning methods, call the professionals at SERVPRO for help.

Call SERVPRO for Fire Damage Big or Small

Small electrical fires are not all that uncommon to residences. When your St. Petersburg home has fallen victim to one of these minuscule situations, you might not be dealing with a substantial structural loss or devastating lingering effects from the blaze, yet you still have problems to overcome. Since most people only have conventional methods for cleaning up their home, it is unlikely they possess the skillset to professionally restore a house after a fire of any size successfully.

So when your St. Petersburg home suffers from low scale fire damage, it is still something that you want to get remedied as quickly as you can. Even without the vast structural concerns and pressing damages, some of the effects can make it challenging to live comfortably in your home. With this in mind, it is advisable to speak with the experienced and dedicated technicians we have at SERVPRO.

With years of experience and thorough IICRC training in all aspects of fire restoration, our professionals can work quickly to make your small fire a distant memory. With smaller, contained blazes like what you have experienced, damage assessment is typically a short and concise process. The most palpable culprits that make it difficult to move on from the incident are often the lingering odor and smoke or soot damages.

Our SERVPRO team can utilize air scrubbers (either dryly or using a wet solution for more challenging soot damages) to restore surfaces, walls, ceilings, and floors back to preloss conditions. The same equipment can often get used for furniture and select affected contents of your home.

Removing the lingering odor from the smoke and charring familiar to a house fire can often prove a challenge for those looking to try and restore damages on their own. However, with our equipment like dense fogging machines with an unscented chemical compound, we can neutralize and nullify noxious odors on a molecular level.

No instance of fire damage is something that you should have to endure alone. You can always count on the experienced and reliable team we have at SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg. It is easy to reach our emergency response team 24/7; you just have to dial (727) 522-0000.

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Commercial Water Removal Services for Your St. Petersburg Furniture Consignment Shop

2/25/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Commercial Water Removal Services for Your St. Petersburg Furniture Consignment Shop Your consignment shop is filled with many unique pieces that you have been entrusted with selling. Should you face water damage, contact SERVPRO.

Our Certified SERVPRO Technicians Arrive Equipped to Dry Out Your Water Damaged Shop

Faulty plumbing can wreak havoc on your St. Petersburg furniture consignment shop. Water can seep into walls, flooring, carpets, and furniture. All of this can cause rotting, mold, or other damages which can go undetected until it is too late. It is essential that you move quickly to correct the problem as soon as you find it, or you can be looking at much downtime for your business and costly repairs as well.
 
When lousy plumbing has caused a water leak in your St. Petersburg business, you may need commercial water removal services. SERVPRO can help you, as we are a professional water damage remediation company with the experience and equipment needed to help you. We understand you wish to stay open if possible, and we can work around your schedule to help lower any downtime. In a situation like this, we also know that time is of the essence to prevent additional damages.
 
After we assess the damages to see how bad they are, we begin to extract any standing water with special truck-mounted pumps. Once this water is gone, we have other equipment to help us dry out the structure completely such as air-movers, dehumidifiers, and industrial fans. These are checked daily and moved as necessary so that we can ensure the fastest drying time possible.
 
Any items or merchandise which are salvageable may be packed up and moved to another location for cleaning and restoration until the building is restored. Then we return these items after the job at your shop is complete.
 
Our IICRC certified SERVPRO technicians have the knowledge and equipment to dry your building back to its preloss conditions thoroughly. We have special moisture meters which we can use as well to find any hidden moisture inside walls, ceilings, or floors. Sometimes, we need to remove baseboards to ensure that our equipment can dry inside wall cavities. Eliminating all the excess moisture prevents further damage including the growth of mildew and mold.
 
Your business in Shore Acres, Meadowlawn, or Snell Isle is essential to you, so it is important to SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg as well. We know that time is of the essence in water damage emergency, and that your business is also significantly affected by a situation like this. We do not hesitate to come out and assist you when you call us at (727) 522-0000 so your business can be running like normal as quickly as possible.

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