Recent Posts

Water Removal Mary Ester – Why It is Important to Act Quickly

9/17/2019 (Permalink)

Leaking Hot water heater. Call SERVPRO today when it comes to your water damage in Mary Ester.

We care when your Mary Ester home floods, let us help you. 

Anytime a leak in your home occurs the damage it causes can be immediate as well as long term if you do not act quickly. One of the major concerns is mold growth. However, long term moisture issues can also cause wood structures to deteriorate. Act quickly and avoid thousands of dollars in extra restoration costs.

SERVPRO specializes in water removal in the Mary Ester area. Our experienced technicians have been supporting the community for over two and a half decades providing water, fire, and storm damage restoration services. We have experienced in all types of disasters as well as relatively small leaks that require water removal and drying.

Take Action Fast to Remove Water

When you call SERVPRO about water removal in your home, our operators can immediately arrange to dispatch a team to your home. There are several steps homeowners can take to mitigate the effects of the water, including the growth of mold:

  • Make sure it is safe to enter the area
  • Stop the water leak, turn off the main water valve to your home
  • Mop up as much water as possible using mops, towels or even sheets
  • Remove small items from the area, dry these items as much as possible
  • Meet our SERVPRO crew chief and provide as much information as  
  • possible about the situation.

Assessment by Crew Chief 

Using your information provided over the phone and the onsite assessment, SERVPRO can arrange for the appropriate equipment to be brought on site. We aim to remove all of the water and moisture to return your home to its original condition, “Like it never even happened.”

The steps we follow include:

  • Removing excess water using pumps and water vacuums
  • Inspection of carpeting and underpads, arrange for removal if needed
  • Use air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the area including floors and walls
  • Use moisture sensors to find hidden areas of moisture
  • Restore and clean contents
  • Remove odors and sanitize as needed
  • Dispose of damaged materials
  • Restore your home – repairs, minor building services as well as reconstruction

Call SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 for 24/7 services. We serve the towns of Destin, Niceville, Shalimar, and surrounding areas. We’re Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

To learn more about Mary Ester, click here.

Hurricane Dorian - Forecasted Track (Saturday Morning Aug. 31)

8/31/2019 (Permalink)

Map showing the forecasted path of Hurricane Dorian along the Florida Coast as of Saturday morning Aug 31 Forecasted Path of Hurricane Dorian as of Saturday Morning, August 31

Most models at this time are predicting Hurricane Dorian will skirt along Florida's East Coast and then move northeast along the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas.  It is currently considered an extreme hurricane at Category 4, with wind speeds exceeding 130 m.p.h.  It is presently predicted to strike the South Florida Coast at Category 4 strength, and then lose some of its energy as it moves north by northeast, dropping to Category 3 as it moves further north.  

We will update this website as the storm progresses and as new information becomes available.

Call Us If Your Destin Home Has Experienced A Flood

8/20/2019 (Permalink)

Give our SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach team a call whenever you need us at (850) 863-2552.

Drying Out A Flooded Crawlspace In Destin Homes

Crawlspaces are often designed as part of Destin home construction to combat the likelihood of flooding that exists continually throughout the year. While hurricane seasons often bring a much higher probability of these damaging conditions, the crawlspace of your property can help to reduce the floodwaters reaching into the primary levels of your house. When these areas become flooded, however, there is still a cause for an immediate response from competent professional restorers.

Drying out flood damage in Destin crawlspaces is a priority of our mitigation team that arrives shortly after your initial call to our SERVPRO 24/7 emergency line. Not only can our response to these situations prevent that same floodwater from reaching the main floor of the house, but it can also help our team to better protect your home and its occupants from secondary effects and structural deterioration that often accompanies excessive saturation and overexposure.

Many crawlspaces have not gotten designed to withstand high volumes of water of a prolonged period, and even excessive moisture can present issues too challenging for homeowners to overcome on their own. Reducing the moisture content begins with a thorough assessment of this portion of your property, including the use of discovery devices to determine the saturation levels of exposed structural elements, supports, and joists. This knowledge can help to formulate the ideal strategies for returning the property to preloss condition.

With a limited working area available in a crawlspace, our SERVPRO team must be selective about the equipment used to extract standing water and to begin drying out exposed elements. In most cases, portable sump pumps and wet-vacs can address the majority of floodwater, leaving the rest to get addressed with a combination of desiccant dehumidifiers and high-velocity air movers.

During this recovery process, it is also vital for our team to utilize our antimicrobial solutions to spray materials, elements, and areas susceptible to mold growth. These products can eliminate mold spores seating in the materials and prevent colonization during other phases of both mitigation and restoration of the crawlspace.

Our professionals have permanent solutions for crawlspaces as well through our licensed mold remediation contracting division. We can regrade flooring, install diversion tools and drainage systems, and even encapsulate the crawlspace for even more protection. Give our SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach team a call whenever you need us at (850) 863-2552.

For more about Destin click here.

We Act Fast To Limit More Damage To Your Mary Ester Home

8/13/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO offers 24-hour emergency service to our customers and we have the specialized training, advanced equipment, and experience.

SERVPRO Inspectors Find These Extra Consequences of Fire Damage in Mary Ester

Fire damage can impact your home in unpredictable ways. While it may be immediately apparent that ash, smoke, and burn damage need extensive restoration work to reverse, it might be harder to identify future problems such as water leaks that may be caused by flames on the building exterior. Part of the reason why SERVPRO has become such a trusted name for home damage restoration work across the nation is thanks to our inspectors that carry out thorough analyses of the situation and identify additional problems that may have escaped your attention. Here are some of the things they look for with fire damage situations.

Holes in Roofs and Exteriors

Dealing with fire damage in your Mary Ester home is bad enough – you probably do not want to handle damages from water on top of what has already happened. Water can even start to mix with ash and smoke materials to create a sludge that poses greater challenges even for well-equipped cleanup crews like those at SERVPRO. Our inspectors examine the fire-damaged part of your home thoroughly to check for potential leaks or holes in the building exterior. If they identify any potential problems of this nature, we work fast to set up tarps to cover the area before any ill weather effects can worsen the situation.

Electrical Damage

The heat of a flame can, even without direct contact, start to melt down metal cables and the materials that shield them. Sometimes, these damages may not be immediately apparent while still posing a significant safety hazard in your home. We know how to check for signs of fire damage on all types of household wiring and work to correct any safety hazards that may be present as a result.

Fabric Erosion

Many fire residues are acidic or can otherwise harm the types of fabric in carpets, furniture, and clothing typically found in local homes. We conduct tests to determine if there is any risk of material destruction to your belongings and, if there may be a significant problem, take care to clean each object in ways that do not cause harm.

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach has years of experience helping local homes and businesses recover from the effects of fires large and small. Call us at (850) 863-2552 for our 24/7 services.

See more Mary Ester.

Our Technicians Have The Protective Equipment Ready To Handle Your Fort Walton Beach Flood Damage

8/6/2019 (Permalink)

When it comes to storm and flood damage timing is essential. We offer our clientele 24-hour emergency service to prevent further damage.

Infectious Waste Removal after Flood Damage in your Fort Walton Beach Property

Floodwaters can bring infectious waste into your home, creating a Biohazardous situation. Microscopic pathogens are invisible to the naked eye but can make you sick after even small amounts of exposure. Typically, infectious waste comes from raw sewage as well as sewer gases that may carry viruses like typhoid, polio, hepatitis, or tetanus. The importance of steering clear of floodwaters that have entered the home is essential.  

Contacting a professional restorer for flood damage in your Fort Walton Beach home is crucial to returning your property to a sanitary living environment. Our technicians are provided with personal protective equipment that allows them to enter a flooded property without risking their health or safety. An initial inspection, known as a scoping procedure, allows a SERVPRO technician to ascertain the type of equipment that can be brought into the affected area to reduce standing water levels and prepare for restoration services.  

Contaminated flood damage waters require storage and cannot be disposed of in the same way that clean water can. After pumping out the standing water from your property, SERVPRO can store it safely until it can be safely disposed of in a specialized biohazardous waste facility. In most situations, solid wastes need to be sealed in protective bags to avoid the chances of cross-contamination. Due to the highly infectious nature of blackwater emergencies, the initial steps involve preparing the site for further restoration. 

Disinfecting the affected area thoroughly, including the planned demolition of sections of drywall is necessary to re-establish a clean zone. Box fans may be placed overnight to remove pungent odors from floodwater or disinfectants while the drying process is underway. A SERVPRO technician can inspect the site again to ensure conditions have been returned to the sanitary state, before beginning work on reconstruction and replacement of removed contents and materials. 

Infectious waste poses a serious health risk. Contact SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 if you suspect contaminated floodwaters in your property. 

See more about Fort Walton Beach.

Problems in Fort Walton with Storms, Mold, Fire or Water Damage? The Smart Choice for Restoration Is SERVPRO

7/20/2019 (Permalink)

Team SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach--They Really Are Serious About Restoration Services!!

Premier Restoration Services of Our SERVPRO Team in Fort Walton Beach

For more than two and a half decades, our SERVPRO team has been offering effective and efficient restoration services for Fort Walton Beach and its surrounding areas. With a roster of technicians comprised of local talent from Fort Walton and Okaloosa, we are your friends and neighbors helping homes and businesses through their times of crisis with a swift and confident response. We have certifications and endorsements in nearly every facet of the restoration industry, extending far beyond the core recovery niches for water, fire, storm, and mold loss.

Water
With water loss incidents in Fort Walton Beach properties being such an ever-present threat, we have encouraged much of our staff to pursue the education and training required to obtain accreditations as Water Restoration Technicians (WRT) through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC.) With the majority of our team having this base certification and additional training like Applied Structural Drying (ASD), no customer ever has to wait for effective mitigation and recovery services they need – regardless of the time that it happens.

We understand how typical water damage in Fort Walton Beach is, so we have established business relationships with many organizations to help us provide residential and commercial customers the most efficient service possible in this time of crisis. We have dealings through the Fort Walton Chamber of Commerce, Community Association Institute, and the Gulf Coast Association of Insurance Professionals (GCAIP), all of which have allowed us to handle claims with or without insurance adjustors at times.

Our SERVPRO team continually strives to be the premier option for water damage restoration in Fort Walton Beach homes and businesses. We know how quickly these situations can get out of control, so we invest in the inventory and qualified professionals that can complete jobs on time and within the budgetary confinements of our clients.

Fire
Fire loss situations present a unique risk for many of our Fort Walton Beach area properties, as not all of these are easy to access. With many homes and commercial structures built on outer lying areas of the coastline, we must have a clear plan of action to address any after-hours threats like fire damage that could exist. With a full team of qualified IICRC-Certified professionals, we can address all of the compromising effects of these disasters in a way that protects as much of your property as possible.

Fire damage to Fort Walton Beach homes requires a swift and deliberate response from our SERVPRO Fire & Smoke Restoration Technicians (FSRT.) These same professionals also often seek additional endorsements to further improve our efficiency and effectiveness in the field, pursuing training in areas like Odor Control (OCT), Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning (UFT), and Carpet Cleaning (CCT.) The more universally prepared our restoration technicians can become, the faster projects complete and the less they ultimately cost.

We know that our success in the region is also directly linked to the effectiveness and skills of the Fort Walton Beach firefighters and first responders. Along with our investments to continually improve our inventory of recovery and mitigation equipment, we also invest in these local departments to improve their response times, the equipment they use, and their training to better protect your property when every minute counts.

Mold
Mold is a complicated threat to Fort Walton Beach homes, mainly because of how quickly conditions can get met to promote the growth and spread of these damaging colonies. Northwest Florida is humid through the better part of the year, and homeowners and commercial property owners alike must contend with these threats with proper ventilation, cool temperatures, and active dehumidification where necessary.

The beachside communities, which makes up a large portion of the Fort Walton Beach area we service, are particularly susceptible to this increased humidity. With thick moisture in the environment, spores can more easily seat into organic materials and quickly spread throughout an affected area. Our SERVPRO Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians have advanced tools and equipment, but also the latest antimicrobial products to help overcome these colonies wherever they get found. We are certified and licensed through the State of Florida to address these damaging conditions in your house.

We strive to help our customers overcome mold damage in Fort Walton Beach homes as quickly as possible. This commitment can also get seen in the information we willingly provide all of our clients to help them manage mold situations, prevent it from occurring and stop the spread of this organism until our remediation specialists can arrive.

Storm
The NW coast of Florida is profoundly affected by natural disasters and is one of the most active areas for this destruction in the entire country. As such, we have a team prepared at all times to address the detrimental effects of storm damage in Fort Walton Beach homes. We understand how one breach in your home or businesses’ exterior can lead to a snowballing effect of destruction like flooding, so our fast response in these situations is critical to protect your property as much as possible.

In recent years, we have employed construction specialists to aid in rebuilds and temporary construction solutions necessary during and after storm damage affects Fort Walton Beach properties. After the incredible volume of reconstruction, renovation, and repair that had to occur after Hurricane Michael, we knew how valuable it would be to increase our ability to serve our customers with a comprehensive solution after debilitating storm effects.

We have a ready team prepared to address all concerns that exist throughout our region from storm damage. Information travels directly to a staffed emergency telephone line that Fort Walton Beach residents and other customers can call 24/7 to get our disaster relief team mobilized and dispatched to your damaged address.

We do more than offer restoration services when disaster strikes. We want to be the professionals that can help you through every phase of recovery, including helping our customers through this traumatic experience. You can count on the fast response and the expertise of our SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach professionals to make all loss incidents “Like it never even happened.” Contact us 24/7 at (850) 863-2552.

Things to do here.

Our Technicians Can Restore Your Fire Damaged Contents In Your Destin Home

7/15/2019 (Permalink)

Contact SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 today to arrange service.

Restoring Destin Resident's Valuable Contents After Fire Damage Using Immersion Cleaning

A fire may start and finish in just one area of the home. However, as materials combust, they release carbon in the form of gas alongside a range of other chemicals that are present in the material burning. Despite containment of the actual fire, smoke can spread throughout your home, leaving behind thick oily residues on both structure and content. The addition of water used in firefighting procedure can often cause these deposits to become embedded on surfaces creating a challenge for restorers to remove.

Many homeowners with fire damage in Destin become more concerned with contents than structure- walls can be repainted, doors and windows refitted, structure replaced. However, contents are collected over many months or years and hold both sentimental and literal value. High-density items like drapery rods, chandeliers or precious metal ornaments are prime candidates for immersion cleaning by SERVPRO because they are non-porous and generally made from non-reactive materials.

Immersion cleaning units can be brought on-site by SERVPRO. Where damage has spread throughout the structure, it may be necessary to inventory and pack items out to a unique facility. If items are damaged by oily residues, an immersion cleaning unit may be ineffective in restoring with dissolving the residue in an oil-based solvent a viable alternative. A SERVPRO technician can conduct pre-testing on the different types of soiling before any items entering an immersion cleaning tank.

Items that can benefit from immersion cleaning are placed in a tank of water with chemical cleaning agents. When the machine is switched on, high-frequency soundwaves create vibrations and with them, bubbles. As the bubbles burst, temperature and pressure are produced against the item agitating and scrubbing off the pre-existing soiling. Ultrasonic cleaning methods are exceptionally effective at restoring contents to a preloss condition- as they were before the fire.

Specialized equipment is how we restore rather than replace valuable contents. Contact SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 today to arrange service.

For more about Destin click here.

We Can Help You Take Quick Action To Get Back To Business After A Fire Disaster

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

We pride ourselves on our fast response time, and are available 24/7. We have the experience, equipment, and training to handle any fire damage job.

Your Hair Salon is on Fire!

Part of living the American Dream is being successful at owning your business. Imagine that you work hard, put in your time in getting licensed, and have managed to raise the capital needed to open your beauty salon. You have insurance coverage in case of an accident, but never think that you will use it. One day you face fire damage as the result of flammable beauty products catching on fire. Even if your insurance policy is in place to protect you, it is essential to move quickly and enlist professional help to restore your salon as soon as possible.

All business owners in Destin are vulnerable to fire damage to their establishments. Even small fires can break out in the blink of an eye and leave your shop compromised and unproductive, making life quite challenging. SERVPRO can help you take quick action to return your salon to normal; all you need to do is call our 24/7 hotline and allow us to partner with you in the restoration process.

Friends and family will offer their time and talent to help you clean up after the fire. Although muscle and elbow grease are welcome, it is crucial that a fire restoration technician (FRT) such as ours guides the process. Depending on the severity of the fire damage our SERVPRO crew may implement different approaches to remediate the damage. For example:

-Dry/wet cleaning
-Air purification
-HEPA vacuums

These are but a few of the techniques available to our staff as they clean and restore your salon. Aside from isolating damaged areas and inventory from those unaffected by the fire, we focus on mitigating your losses in terms of time and money.

Fire damage should not put an end to your American dream. Call SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach at (850) 863-2552 and let us leave your shop “Like it never even happened.”

See more about Destin.

Everything You Need To Address Flood Damage In Fort Walton Beach

6/30/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO can fill you in on taking care of your damage.

Let us hook you up.

After experiencing flood damage on your property, you want to know that the company you call for help does everything it can to make it “Like it never even happened.” In our community, we do precisely that and pride ourselves on providing quality restoration services you can trust. 

If you live in or near the Fort Walton Beach area and have flood damage, give us a call. We have all of the personnel, equipment, and resources needed to provide you with excellent results. Want to know how much we put into performing your restoration? Take a look at our content management process (CMP) and let us know what you think.

SERVPRO technicians begin phase one of the CMP by preparing the initial scope of your restoration and providing you with an estimate. We conduct a pre-move-out review to ensure that we bring everything needed to get the job done right. After arriving on your property, we sort and inventory the contents of your home, with you present. 

SERVPRO packs the contents of your home, keeping every item safe and secure. Our team transports all contents to the warehouse or storage facility and verify that everything stays together. Once your contents arrive, we provide updates to your insurance adjuster and keep you informed as we move into phase 2.

At the start of phase 2, all of your items get placed into a staging area. Your belongings are unpacked and processed for cleaning and deodorization. We assess each item carefully and identify unsalvageable items. Salvaged items are repacked and inventoried before being placed in the clean items staging area. We inform you and your insurance company of any changes, losses, or cleaning issues and allow you to perform a walkthrough.  

In phase 3, your SERVPRO team performs an inventory and catalogs your items one final time before returning everything to your home. If authorized to do so, we can reset the contents of your home and inform your insurance company when the service is complete. We also perform a quality control walkthrough to ensure your satisfaction.

Contact SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach to arrange your home’s initial inspection today. We are available 24-hrs a day, 7-days a week, year-round to provide you with flood damage restoration services you can trust. (850) 863-2552.

If you would like to know more about Fort walton Beach, click here.

We Are Available 24/7 To Restore Your Fort Walton Beach Home After A Fire Disaster

6/19/2019 (Permalink)

We have the experience, equipment, and training to restore your home to pre-damage condition. “Like it never even happened.”

Enjoy Professional Fire Damage Restoration For Your Home In Fort Walton Beach

Learning the basics of fire restoration can help any homeowner make crucial decisions concerning what to do or not do, should this type of event occur. It is easier than some of you might think to get your Fort Walton Beach home ready to face the worst possible situations. The actions you take both before and after can drastically impact the quality of the home restoration you receive.

You can start by locating a local, licensed company that specializes in fire damage restoration in the Fort Walton Beach area. An IICRC industry certified professional can give you a huge leg-up when it comes to restoring your home after a fire. Between preparing your home before an event occurs, and the support you receive immediately following a fire, the services we provide can be invaluable.

SERVPRO goes beyond basic cleaning; we utilize a variety of cleaning actions, making every effort to control the application of products that help produce the best results. Our technicians put the elements of cleaning to work quickly, often dislodging soils, oils, soot, and ash from various surfaces found in the home. It is our goal to restore as many items as quickly and efficiently as possible.

SERVPRO uses strict principles of cleaning to ensure quality results. Every item gets inspected fully, allowing us an opportunity to capture, dissolve, and remove any residues left behind. It is part of our job to prevent problems caused by the fire from turning into more significant issues down the road. With that said, we have access to all of the latest cleaning and restoration equipment, supplies, and techniques to help us get your restoration done right the first time.

SERVPRO has an entire staff of trained professionals standing by, ready to assist with any problems you might face. We are proud to serve homeowners in our local community and work hard to provide you with the home restoration services you deserve.

SERVPRO of Fort Walton Beach is a locally owned and operated franchise, available 24/7, year-round to provide you with the quality restoration services you can trust. We help our neighbors throughout the surrounding area get things back on track after events such as fire, mold, or even storm damage occurs in your home, call today. (850) 863-2552

See more about Fort Walton Beach.