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Options for Destin Residents after a Mold Damage Experience

9/16/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Options for Destin Residents after a Mold Damage Experience Finding mold in your home is cause for alarm. Call SERVPRO right away to investigate, contain and remediate the damage.

SERVPRO Technicians Follow Standards and Guidelines When Remediating a Mold Infestation in Your Home 

Homes and commercial buildings with excess moisture and standing water are likely to experience mold damage. Indoor mold can cause health effects and cause damage to your property if you do not act quickly and ensure the right remediation procedures are in place. It is possible to smell or visually identify the mold once it has developed in your Destin home.
 
We use several methods to address mold damage problems in Destin, and we choose the techniques by looking at the extent of contamination and the type of items that need cleaning. The primary goal that our SERVPRO technicians have during this time is to fix the moisture problem, clean restorable materials and discard items which are contaminated beyond use. When we are cleaning the mold off hard surfaces, we can use detergents and water, and at the same time scrub using a stiff brush. After rinsing and drying the surface, we can finally use a disinfectant to sterilize any present bacteria and fungi to prevent chances of the problem recurring.
 
Our SERVPRO technicians observe safety precaution during the remediation process. For instance, we wear a disposable overall when entering a building with visible mold growth. We also use N-95 rated respirators or full-face respirators, rubber gloves, and safety boots. Usually, we follow the OSHA standards when choosing the PPE.
 
After removing the mold and cleaning the contaminated surfaces, it is vital to dry wet surfaces and items properly. Air conditioners, auxiliary electric heaters, dehumidifiers, and fans are some of the drying equipment that our SERVPRO technicians use. After drying, we can use penetrative/intrusive moisture meters to check whether we have achieved our drying goal since relying on sight or touch can be misleading. We presume wet materials are dry when their moisture content is less than 15%.
 
SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach offers both mold remediation and cleaning services that meet residential and commercial needs. Call us at (850) 863-2552 at any time of the day and give us a chance to make it “Like it never even happened.”
 
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Steps to Recovery After Devastating Hurricane Damage in Fort Walton Beach

9/11/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Steps to Recovery After Devastating Hurricane Damage in Fort Walton Beach SERVPRO Says Be Prepared for Storms and Hurricanes in the Fort Walton Beach Area of the Panhandle

Hurricanes Gordon and Distant Florence Are Reminders to Be Prepared for Tropical Storms and Seek SERVPRO for Cleanup and Restoration

While you might not have been prepared for the devastating damage that Hurricane Gordon could do to your Fort Walton Beach home or business, now that the storm has subsided, it is one of the only things on your mind. As you work towards what comes next, many homeowners and business owners struggle with the steps towards restoring their properties and getting things back to the way they were before.

There is an extensive list of steps that you should take towards getting your Fort Walton Beach property professionally restored and repaired to preloss conditions whenever possible. However, even before you sought out the services of our dedicated and experienced SERVPRO team, there are some considerations that you should make to both keep your family safe and to help speed up the restoration process.

The first of these considerations is what your home insurance provider expects of you at this time. While there were many homes and properties affected by this severe weather system, your insurance provider can give you direction and answers to your responsibilities as well as what they need to get the claims process started. In many cases, professional restoration work relies on insurance claims as opposed to demanding payment out of the owner’s pockets. SERVPRO works with you and your insurance adjuster always in your best interest.

Your insurance company might require you to provide some documentation of the damages that your home has sustained from the storm, and often you can do some of this on your own. Unless you are sure about the structural integrity and stability of your property, evidence and damage cataloging is often best left to trained professionals like our SERVPRO estimators. We get uniquely trained in safety precautions and equipment, helping to minimize conditions getting worse as well as knowing what insurance companies need regarding damage documentation.

To help preserve your possessions, even as we pump out the water and dry your home, we can perform a pack-out of some possessions to clean, dry, and preserve off-site. We have a meticulous system for safely packaging, documenting the contents with tags and barcodes, and then return them when your home is ready.

There are few things more unsettling than seeing your home or business after a hurricane has passed through the area. The effects of this storm can seem overwhelming to overcome, but with the experience and equipment of our SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach technicians, it can return to preloss condition, if at all possible. Give us a call 24/7 at (850) 863-2552.

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Working With Insurance Providers For Fast Fire Restoration In Destin Homes

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Working With Insurance Providers For Fast Fire Restoration In Destin Homes Once a fire disaster strikes your Destin home, you want to know that there is a restoration company that can assist you day or night.

Working With Insurance Providers For Fast Fire Restoration

Once disaster strikes your Destin home, you want to know that there is a restoration company that can assist you day or night. Insurance companies usually have emergency contact information to help begin the claims process and get a grasp of the situation that has impacted your home, and work to reach the appropriate parties on your behalf to begin the restoration process.

Fire damages in your Destin home need to get addressed as quickly as possible, meaning that you have to seek out the help that you need as soon as you can. When you reach out to your insurance provider about the incident, many of them choose or encourage you to call our SERVPRO team. We have a rapid response procedure that can get the situation professionally assessed and get an estimate to your insurance provider as quickly as possible. This service ensures that the claims process is as efficient as it can be.

Your insurance provider is going to need proof that the incident has taken place and that the severity is as bad as you tell them it is. You should avoid attempting to take pictures and assess the situation on your own, as there could be structural concerns or dangers present in your house that professional outfits like our SERVPRO technicians have the expertise and protective equipment to navigate safely.

Our estimator works to thoroughly assess not only the extent of the damage that your home has sustained from the incident but also a record of unsalvageable items and materials encountered that your insurance company must include in their claims process. We work directly with the adjuster to cut out the legwork on your end, making the claims and restoration process as seamless as possible.

Our SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach team of fire restoration technicians works to maintain our goal of efficient service that meets or exceeds your expectations. It is this commitment that has made us a company to call for insurance outfits serving their clients. Let our crew know how we can help you today by calling (850) 863-2552.

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Professional Mold Damage Remediation for Your Destin Hotel

8/30/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Professional Mold Damage Remediation for Your Destin Hotel Guests expect a great smelling, clean room which is free of mold. Should your hotel suffer from a mold infestation, contact SERVPRO.

SERVPRO Technicians Understand How Quickly a Hotel Mold Infestation can Spread

Destin sits on the Florida panhandle, salt water and beaches in all directions. Our climate is hot and humidity is high, but the views are glorious, creating the perfect environment for visitors from around the country and world. Unfortunately, other wayfarers invade guest rooms and common areas -- mold spores that grow into full-blown colonies with a little moisture. Our skilled technicians and specialized equipment are on your side as you evict these unwanted stowaways.

Your goal is to offer comfortable lodgings for your guests to enjoy the local ambiance. Destin commercial mold damage makes your hotel feel, look, and smell uninviting, and the presence of mold growth can be a violation of health regulations. Mold abatement is necessary to bring your facility into compliance. Your housekeeping staff does not have the specific skills, tools, and products our mold remediation crews have available.

Liquid diluted bleach mixtures are often the choice of cleaning staff to rid surfaces of mold. SERVPRO technicians avoid this approach as it frequently does no more than fade the mold staining. The bleach often does not reach far enough into a contaminated material to get at all the fungi while the water mixed into the bleach fuels additional mold growth.

SERVPRO uses a multi-step protocol developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remediate a mold damage scenario:

Locate the mold.

Contain the moldy area for safety and to prevent the spread of spores and debris with physical barriers and often a negative pressure air scrubbing system.

Remove the mold by mechanical means -- scraping, brushing, wiping, and advanced technology like soda blasting.

Clean up all debris with HEPA filtered vacuums.

Treat the affected areas with EPA registered antimicrobials.

To avoid mold damage after remediation,  managing moisture is essential. When water or even high humidity persists on or near organic surfaces (wood, fabric, drywall, insulation, and more) for 24 to 48 hours, mold damage is possible. Stress to your employees that immediate cleanup and drying of all water events, large or small, is essential to limit the chance of mold damage.

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach has the products, equipment, and highly-qualified technicians to remediate mold damage in your seaside hotel. Call us at (850) 863-2552 to schedule an evaluation.

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We Offer Flood Damage Restoration In Destin

8/16/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage We Offer Flood Damage Restoration In Destin Identifying, the source of water in your house is the first thing our team does in emergency situations.

Flood Damage Restoration

Storms are frequent in Destin and having a professional restoration team close by that can handle this type of water emergency can be comforting to homeowners in the region. Calling us right away is the best way to prevent significant damage to your property and can save you money. We work fast and can restore your home to its preloss condition when possible.

Our team believes in giving homeowners peace of mind, SERVPRO flood damage services can provide Destin residents with references upon request. Our team can be at your residence within hours after you contact us and can start assessing the job as soon as they arrive. Identifying, the source of water in your house is the first thing our team does in emergency situations. Before the crew can proceed, they must stop the source of water flowing into the home. Next, the team can exact the excess water and thoroughly dry the structure.

After the drying phase, the team can inspect your home for the level of damage and checks how far the moisture has traveled inside the structure. The restoration phase may include the use of deodorizers to remove odors. When cleaning carpeting, the team may need to treat both sides of the carpet as well as the floor with an appropriate EPA-registered disinfectant. The crew may also use fogging equipment to eliminate odors in carpeting before and after cleaning the carpet. To clean hard surface flooring, we can deodorize your floors by mopping them with an appropriate disinfectant or by using a ULV fogger if there is severe damage to the floors. Before the job is complete, we check the walls, ceilings, and flooring for damage. If necessary, our trained crew can remove and dispose of any unsalvageable materials with your approval. Plus, we work with your adjuster.

Our skilled SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach flood damage team is nearby and has the experience and expertise to restore your home when possible. Contact us at (850) 863-2552 for our professional restoration services 24/7.

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Stains To Deterioration - Mold Damage In Destin Homes Affect Walls And Ceilings

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Stains To Deterioration - Mold Damage In Destin Homes Affect Walls And Ceilings When homeowners discover their Destin property contains mold damage, a quick call to SERVPRO can make things right again.

Mold Damage In Your Home

Homes and apartments in the Destin area range from full-time residences to seasonal getaways. During unoccupied periods, microbes can create a lot of damage inside a home or other dwelling.

When homeowners discover their Destin property contains mold damage and other microbial activity, a quick call to SERVPRO can make things right again. Our trained technicians know how to save our customers money wherever possible by only replacing irreparable materials and always restoring anything else. We can do this because mold damage happens in different degrees of severity.

The walls and ceilings inside your home contain significant amounts of cellulose. Other organic matter from the daily activities in your home can also provide a large number of consumable materials for microbes. While mold grows on the flat surfaces of your interior architecture, these microorganisms eat away at the surfaces underneath them.

Caught early, your walls and ceilings might only suffer stains. At SERVPRO, we can get these stains removed or covered up with a primer coat of microbial-repellent paint. Left alone, mold damage can escalate so severely that these same walls can become much worse. With time, they can begin falling apart, crumbling in spots or collapsing from their own weight.

Falling in, as in the case with ceilings, can happen when water leaks in across the top of the ceiling and gradually softens the drywall, as well as allowing mold to grow out of control. When water evaporates steadily, this situation often involves only sections of the ceiling instead of a more extensive section. However, either can prove dangerous and cause a significant amount of injuries to anyone in the area when the ceiling collapses.

Living in a home with these problems can cause health effects, as well, due to the high content of mold spores often found in the air. Because of this risk, SERVPRO technicians always clean the air with HEPA-filter air scrubbers as we remediate the damage. When we finish, not only do the homes we work on look “Like it never even happened.” but the home is once again a healthy place to live in once more.

We want the families around Mary Ester, Eglin, and Hulbert to live in beautiful homes that also pose no health risks to the occupants. Call SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach's 24-hour service line at (850) 863-2552, and we can start the necessary mold damage remediation your home deserves.

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Grilling too Close to Exterior Walls can Lead to Fire Damage to Your Mary Ester Home

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage Grilling too Close to Exterior Walls can Lead to Fire Damage to Your Mary Ester Home Fires can start in many places which seem controlled, such as your grill. Should your house be facing damage after a fire, contact SERVPRO right away.

Certified SERVPRO Technicians Assess the Fire Damage and Work Towards the Goal of Restoration

Summer means many families cook outdoors at home, preparing meals on the grill, and spend time enjoying fresh air and sunshine. Sometimes, the way a Mary Ester home's exterior is laid out can make grilling and barbecuing difficult. Lack of space is often a culprit.
 
Getting your grill too close to your residence can cause fire damage in Mary Ester to both the exterior and the interior of your house. While requirements regarding insulation often dictate a non-flammable state, this can change over time. A grill placed too close is only one way a fire can occur in your home, also.
 
Regardless of how a fire starts inside your home, SRPRO can help mitigate the damage caused. We know how to re-establish livable conditions in your home again, just “Like it never even happened.” Fire damage can create many changes inside your home's undamaged areas, as well, but we always make sure we resolve these issues, also. Odor, water left behind from fighting the fire, bubbled paint from over-heated areas that did not catch on fire are some examples.
 
Because our team members work so well together, we resolve all of these problems quickly. We want to help get your family back home, or if you did not need to leave and reside elsewhere, to have the entirety of your home back to normal.
 
When families can stay in a home after a fire, the damaged area must remain unoccupied for both safety reasons and to allow our employees the space needed to complete the job. When a family must vacate their home, stress and significant inconveniences become an aspect of life that we know can create severe hardships.
 
Once our work ends, we walk through each area we worked in and explain the results to you. We are always available to answer questions, but we understand each stage, including the completion of our work, is unique to our customers. Questions are still welcome because we want to make sure you know what we need to do to restore everything wholly and safely.
 
SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach is always here at (850) 863-2552 to take your call. We serve Fort Walton Beach and Destin and many more area residents for the restoration of their homes after fire damage and other crises.

Our Fast Water Removal Can Save Your Mary Ester Home

7/12/2018 (Permalink)

Water Damage Our Fast Water Removal Can Save Your Mary Ester Home Water from a broken dishwasher can ruin your home.

Water Removal Can Save Your Home

Water from a broken dishwasher can ruin your home. It is true that appliances are built to make life easier and to give us more free time. Unfortunately, they do malfunction on occasion like yours did today. There is water all over your beautiful kitchen floor. Luckily, there are trained and skilled professionals nearby that can safely and effectively extract the excess water from your home.

Our SERVPRO water removal team in Mary Ester may use mops, extractors and wet vacuums during the migration process. You can depend on our crew to arrive at your residence within hours after you first contact us. They are highly efficient and work fast to reduce the amount of damage to your property. Standing water can ruin flooring and can cause further damage, which is why it is essential to reach us right away. Our IICRC certified technicians work quickly to solve the problem. They can handle a wide variety of water emergencies and have the proper equipment and expertise to do the job right.

After the migration period, the crew starts the drying phase. Drying the structure may involve the use of air movers, axial fans, and dehumidifiers. The team may also use large drying mats to remove moisture from the floor and to dry the area beneath the flooring. Mold can cause health effects, which is why drying subflooring can be vital to the drying process. The team may strategically place air movers and fans in the area to expedite the drying time. If needed, the crew may use dehumidifiers to reduce the amount of moisture in the area and to increase evaporation.

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster. Contacting us can help prevent mold growth and can save your property. Our SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach crew is fast and reliable and can restore your home when possible. Call us at (850) 863-2552 any time during the day or night. You can trust our skilled techs to respond quickly 24/7.

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Remediating Commercial Fire Damage In Destin

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial Remediating Commercial Fire Damage In Destin Smoke & Fire Removal and Cleanup in Destin Retail Shops Is Crucial--Call SERVPRO

Smoke Odors Can Be Detrimental to Retail Shops After a Fire

Destin homes and businesses both deal with the aftereffects of fire. For a business, however, it can result in the loss of income for every employee. Unless their insurance is robust, businesses lose the money needed to make repairs as well.

Some types of commercial fire damage are common to Destin businesses. Certain specialty businesses like wine shops have very specific needs when it comes to their customer sales and what is important for restoration. SERVPRO restoration crews work with every business owner to meet those needs. For example, while every business demands a clean, safe environment, a wine bar or wine shop with a tasting room needs complete odor elimination. Any lingering malodors can ruin the experience for individuals and special events.
 
The immediate action our technicians take is to remove debris and property too damaged for restoration. That eliminates the source for most malodors, and usually the strongest ones. As team members remove the damaged items, others set up fans within the facility to increase air circulation. They also use axial fans to draw air inside the building and force it outside. Air scrubbers with small 0.3 micron HEPA filtering systems can capture airborne particulates contributing to the odors.
 
Next, a SERVPRO inspector examines property not physically damaged by the fire such as ceiling tiles, paneling, and carpets. While not scorched, each type of item can absorb a massive amount of odor residues. The inspection determines what methods are needed to clean the structural property and which cleaning agents and tools to use.
 
For most property, spraying or wiping down the surfaces with a deodorizing agent cleans off the residues and removes the malodors. For mild odors that resist removal, our team can cover walls and ceilings with a paint that contains a very effective sealing agent.
 
If an inspection cannot identify the source of them, technicians use a cloud of deodorizing particles. This method uses the cloud or fog of deodorizing agents and one or more fans to recreate how the smoke moved throughout the facility. The agent attaches itself to the same surfaces the smoke contaminated and neutralizes the malodors.
 
If you have lingering odors after a fire, contact SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552. We are here to help you reopen your doors to customers as soon as possible.

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SERVPRO Supplies Destin Customers with a Stress-Free Post Storm Water Extraction and Cleanup

6/28/2018 (Permalink)

Storm Damage SERVPRO Supplies Destin Customers with a Stress-Free Post Storm Water Extraction and Cleanup Tropical Storm Winds and Rain Causing Problems to Your Destin Property? Call SERVPRO for Help

Storm-Induced Damage in Destin? Call SERVPRO for Fast Cleanup and Restoration

While residents of Destin might not be a stranger to weather systems significant enough to cause substantial flooding through the area, many homes find themselves ill-prepared for this possibility when it happens. Storms passing through can create the kind of damage to allow water into your home through the siding and the roof.

Most Destin homeowners regarding storm damage do not even realize that their houses are susceptible to these disastrous conditions until the water begins flowing into the lower levels of their home unabated. While this situation is challenging enough for just block and concrete construction, when a large limb falls through the roof in a severe tropical storm, the damages and problems are exacerbated.

Our team of SERVPRO technicians is always available to handle emergency calls and works quickly to limit the damage that your home experiences from this natural disaster. From the moment that we arrive at your house, we locate the source of the flooding through the roof, and if possible, we can cover the exposed area with a tarp. Keeping out addition stormwater reduces further water damage and cuts down the service time to dry out your structure. A general contractor can repair the roof when the time is appropriate.

Our technicians can focus on removing any sagging ceilings caused by water intrusion through the attic for safety as well as drying reasons, and discard any soaked insulation as we set up dehumidification equipment.

Flood cuts are often a necessary approach to reach wall cavities and to remove overly saturated portions of drywall used in the finishing process for your lower level. By eliminating several inches to several feet of the material from the floors, our SERVPRO professionals can better extract and dry the areas affected by the pooled water. A thorough drying ensures that no lingering moisture gets left to cause secondary water damages unseen in the walls or underneath the flooring. Persistent moisture combined with the average warmth of a residence is a breeding ground for mold growth.

Flooding in your home is often something that you do not have the time to plan for and prevent. With all of the contents and construction materials in your living space, contacting professional restoration services can help you to keep the damage as minimal as possible. You can trust in our SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach restoration specialists to help you clean up the mess and quickly return your home to preloss conditions, "Like it never even happened." Give us a call 24/7 at (850) 863-2552.

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