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What Everyone Must Know About Shore Acres Flood Damage Remediation

1/31/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO What Everyone Must Know About Shore Acres Flood Damage Remediation Sometimes flooding is simply not avoidable. Make sure that you and your family and safe and then call SERVPRO for water removal and remediation.

Why SERVPRO Relies on Advanced Skills to Fix Flood Damage in Shore Acres

Flooding from a storm or other weather event can damage your home in seconds. However, it takes days or even weeks to fix these damages. Different aspects of flooding such as spaces filling up with muddy contaminated water or organic materials like wood in floors and walls soaking up and losing structural integrity can ruin your Shore Acres home. Relying on a highly skilled restoration team makes it easier to overcome the challenges of the disaster.
 
Since every flooding incident is unique, it is essential to evaluate each case of flood damage in Shore Acres before starting restoration efforts. The main aspects that make each incident unique include the layout of the home, the intensity of flooding and the period taken before restoration starts. Our SERVPRO technicians are trained to take different evaluation steps before starting the restoration. These include checking the level of water migration into concealed spaces and checking for hazards such as power cords in the flooded section.
 
Removing the floodwaters is a matter of priority because leaving standing water in your property for long creates an opportunity for secondary damages like mold infestations. Having sophisticated equipment such as truck-mounted water extractors and submersible pumps helps quicken the removal process. Our SERVPRO technicians also combine the use of equipment with advanced skills easing the process further. To remove water trapped in ceilings or wall cavities, we perform flood cuts or drill weep holes. A flood cut is a controlled teardown of a wall 2 feet above the waterline. Weep holes, on the other hand, are several ¼-inch holes that we drill on surfaces allowing water to flow.
 
Cleaning the flood-damaged property is also part of the restoration. It helps remove debris and other wastes like sewage, mud, and silt from the affected areas. Cleaning the affected areas to sanitary levels is essential. Our SERVPRO technicians spray EPA-registered disinfectants in the affected areas to deal with contamination. We then use pressure washers and hand tools like brushes to get rid of all materials soiling the area.
 
If flooding drives you out of your property call SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg to help you take back control. You can reach us at (727) 522-0000 any time.

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Holy St. Petersburg Fire Damage--SERVPRO Answers Your Prayer for Cleanup

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Holy St. Petersburg Fire Damage--SERVPRO Answers Your Prayer for Cleanup SERVPRO Says Click the Button for Fast Fire Damage Cleanup and Restoration in St. Petersburg

Why SERVPRO is Quick to Restore Fire Damage in St. Petersburg

After a fire damages St. Petersburg property, there is a need to take immediate steps to restore the property. Although there are many ways to achieve this goal, involving a professional restorer immediately after the fire goes out helps in many ways including salvaging items, cleaning affected surfaces and rebuilding the structure.
 
One way we help property owners recover from fire damage in St. Petersburg is through fast response. We respond to calls within an hour and our production teams arrive on site in time to take over from emergency crews. Fast response helps ensure immediate removal of wastes or debris that might cause additional damage if left on site for long. For example, residues such as soot, which is acidic, can lead to corrosion and staining on metallic or stone surfaces. Our SERVPRO technicians take measures to eliminate such residues or pre-clean surface to protect them.
 
The debris left after a fire can be stubborn to remove, and in some cases, it might damage the surfaces where it is deposited. Such secondary damage worsens the outcome of fire incidents because it affects even places untouched by flames. Our SERVPRO teams use specialized restoration techniques like soda blasting and peroxide active cleaning to remove stubborn residues. Soda blasting utilizes sodium bicarbonate particles blasted through compressed air at speeds over 600 miles per hour over the affected surface. Blasting removes residues without damaging the surfaces. Peroxide Active cleaning helps remove smoke residues from acoustic tiles without damaging the acoustic properties.
 
Pungent odors are common after fire incidents. Several factors can influence how strong the odor is including the materials burnt and how intense the fire was. Our SERVPRO teams easily deal with all types of odors including those left by protein residue because we use advanced odor control equipment like Ozone machines and air scrubbers with HEPA filters.
 
To deal with issues arising after fire incidents, call SERVPRO of NE St. Petersberg. You can reach us at (727) 522-0000. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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St. Petersburg Property Owners Know Why to Call SERVPRO for Water Removal from Wood Flooring

11/29/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO St. Petersburg Property Owners Know Why to Call SERVPRO for Water Removal from Wood Flooring SERVPRO Strives to Salvage Wood Flooring When Possible in St. Petersburg Properties

Prevent Warping of Floorboards Using Drying Mats in Water Removal for St Petersburg Properties

Water naturally flows downstream. In your property a leak, spill or flood follows the same rules with moisture seeping in between floorboards or gaps between your skirtings. Removing the noticeable pools requires a limited technical skillset and usually involves the deploying of gas pumps, water extractors or rapid air movers to help dry the affected area thoroughly. However, these technologies have limited effectiveness at dealing with water that has reached the subfloor. Saturated subfloors require the use of specialist equipment that may not be accessible to your local handyman or service provider.

Finding the right service to handle water removal in St. Petersburg is harder than you might think. There are differences between service providers and those with less experience or equipment may struggle to access beneath floors without causing damage to the infrastructure. SERVPRO is a water damage restoration specialist and, as such, has invested in the latest technology to provide a better, thorough service to our communities.

The subfloor in your property refers to the foundation underneath your floorboards. In post-1950's builds, subfloors are constructed from plywood which is a porous surface with layers, taking on moisture rapidly. Over time, that moisture can cause mold growth or other secondary structural damages like the warping of floorboards which can be expensive to replace. It is imperative to thoroughly dry the surface of your home and the subfloor beneath it when water is concerned.

SERVPRO uses advanced drying mats to help tackle water issues in your subfloor that may otherwise be left alone. This equipment involves placing specially designed mats directly onto floorboards and connecting them to an industrial powered vacuum hose. As moisture is pulled up through the floor, it is captured by the mat and safely removed. Hardwood floors are particularly receptive to this treatment which reduces mold growth and the potential for lasting damages. The strong suctioning force can extract small amounts of hidden moisture in tongue and groove joints of floor boards.

Relying on a technician is not always enough. For latest drying technologies contact SERVPRO of NE St. Petersburg at (727) 522-0000 today.

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