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What is the Process for Restoring Mold Damage in My Niceville Business?

11/29/2022 (Permalink)

Mold is visible on a ceiling and window frame. We mitigate and restore commercial mold damage in Okaloosa County.

Our local technicians in Fort Walton Beach are trained and certified to restore commercial mold damage. Although each case is unique, we follow the same comprehensive process for each customer as follows:

  1. Emergency Contact
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We follow local and state laws regarding inspection and documentation based on your unique situation.

  1. Mold Containment

We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to prevent mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process.

  1. Air Filtration

We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

  1. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

We use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. We remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials when remediating heavy mold growth.

  1. Cleaning Contents

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, and other restorable items affected by mold. We also remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

  1. Restoration

Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet, or it may require the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. 

Call Us Today!

Our team in Fort Walton Beach is Here to Help ® when your commercial business or home has mold damage. We’ll restore your commercial mold damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-863-2552.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Hurricane Damage in Fort Walton Beach?

11/21/2022 (Permalink)

Palm trees blow over during a tropical storm. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Okaloosa County.

Our local technicians in Fort Walton Beach respond to storm damage emergencies throughout the year, especially during hurricane season. Last month, Hurricane Ian brought storm damage, watches, and warnings to many parts of Florida.

Fort Walton Beach has sustained hurricane damage in the past:

  • In 1896, a hurricane landed on July 7, when the area suffered severe damage from 90-mile-per-hour winds
  • In 1998, Hurricane Earl made landfall 30 miles east with 80-mile-per-hour winds recorded, causing mile damage
  • In 1995, Hurricane Opal made landfall along the Florida Panhandle as a Category 3 storm with top wind recordings of 115 miles-per-hour
  • In 1953, Hurricane Florence arrived on September 26 with 85-mile-per-hour winds and a five-foot storm surge

Hurricane Watch: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher) are possible within the specified coastal area. The hurricane watch is issued 48 hours before the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.

Hurricane Warning: An announcement that hurricane conditions (sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher) are expected somewhere within the specified coastal area. The hurricane warning is issued 36 hours before the anticipated onset of tropical-storm-force winds.

Call Us Today!

Our team in Fort Walton Beach is Here to Help ® when your home or commercial business has storm or hurricane damage. We’ll clean, restore, and rebuild your property damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-863-2552.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Pets Starting Fires in Blue Water Bay Homes?

11/15/2022 (Permalink)

A dog wearing a chef’s hat and apron is cooking on a gas stove. We restore fire damage24-hours a day in damage Okaloosa County.

Our local technicians in Fort Walton Beach have been restoring fire damage in Blue Water Bay for over twenty years. The dog in the photo looks innocent enough, but he has a long history of kitchen disobedience. Whether pets cause fires intentionally or by accident, the National Fire Protection Association reports that pets and wild animals are responsible for starting over 750 home fires each year.

Here are some pet fire safety tips from the NFPA to keep your pets safe around fire:

  • Keep pets away from stoves and countertops
  • Keep pets away from candles, lamps, and space heaters
  • Always use a metal or heat-tempered glass screen on a fireplace and keep it in place
  • Keep pets away from a chimney’s outside vents
  • Have a “pet-free zone” of at least three feet away from the fireplace. Glass doors and screens can stay dangerously hot for several hours after the fire goes out.
  • Some pets are chewers. Watch pets to make sure they don’t chew through electrical cords. Have any problems checked by a professional.

Call Us Today!

When your home or business in Blue Water Bay has fire damage, our team in Fort Walton Beach is Here to Help. ® We’ll clean and restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-863-2552.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Refrigerator Floods Floor in Fort Walton Beach?

11/8/2022 (Permalink)

A refrigerator with an ice dispenser is shown. We are leaders in water damage restoration in Okaloosa County.

Our local technicians in Fort Walton Beach have over twenty years of experience restoring water damage. I had no idea my refrigerator could flood my floor until it happened!

In a study published by the Institute of Business and Home Safety (IBHS), 75 percent of water damage losses involving an ice maker were caused by a supply line failure. Proper installation of the ice maker supply line hose is essential to avoiding water damage.

Here are some refrigerator loss prevention and maintenance tips from the IBHS:

  • Tightly connect the hose to the valve, and avoid over-tightening
  • Ensure the valve connection is secure and check for kinks
  • Inspect the hose every six months
  • If kinks are present, replace the hose
  • Leave a three-to-four-inch space between the back of the refrigerator and the wall to prevent the hose from crimping
  • When pulling the refrigerator out for cleaning or service, avoid getting the hose caught beneath the wheel
  • Locate the water shut-off valve
  • Inspect the valve every six months to make sure the water supply will shut off, and replace the valve if needed

Call Us Today!

When your home or business has water damage, our team in Fort Walton Beach is Here to Help. ® We’ll clean and restore your water damage in Fort Walton Beach “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-863-2552.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Smoke Alarm Failure in Blue Water Bay Home?

11/1/2022 (Permalink)

Smoke rises towards a smoke detector in a home. We are leaders in fire damage restoration in Okaloosa County.

Our local technicians in Fort Walton Beach have over twenty years of experience restoring fire damage in Blue Water Bay. Smoke alarms are an essential part of a home escape plan. Working smoke detectors give early warnings, allowing you to get outside quickly. Here are some smoke alarm safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association:

Smoke Alarm Safety
  • A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. 
  • Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound. 
  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms
  • Test your smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions yet mitigate false alarms
  • When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside
  • Replace all smoke alarms in your home every ten years

Call Us!

When your home or business in Bluewater Bay has fire damage, our team in Fort Walton Beach is Here to Help. ® We’ll clean and restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-863-2552.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What is the Most Efficient Way to Dry Water Damage in Mary Esther?

10/24/2022 (Permalink)

A person uses a hygrometer to measure moisture levels in a room. We monitor and document the drying process in Okaloosa County.

Our local technicians in Fort Walton Beach have over twenty years of experience restoring water damage in Mary Esther. Most surfaces in homes and businesses are porous, and water can seep in easily. Although these surfaces may be dry to the touch, they may retain moisture, which, left untreated, can cause the materials to break down, warp, or cause mold damage.

Drying and Dehumidification Process

We use room measurements, temperature, and relative humidity to determine the number of air movers and dehumidifiers to dry the area. We also monitor and document the drying process to ensure the damage is dried thoroughly. Here is some additional information from our website about our drying process.

Monitor Floor and Walls

We check the moisture levels to monitor the drying process. 

  • Monitor Floors
  • Monitor Walls

Drying Equipment

  • Industrial-grade dehumidifiers help prevent secondary water damage like swelling and warping floors, walls, and furniture
  • High-speed air movers create airflow across walls, carpets, pads, and furniture, accelerating moisture evaporation

 Call Us Today!

When your home or business in Mary Esther has a water damage emergency, our team in Fort Walton Beach is Here to Help. ® We’ll clean and restore your water damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-863-2552.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Halloween Party Safety Tips for Ocean City?

10/17/2022 (Permalink)

A spooky forest with dead trees and lit jack-o-lanterns is shown. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Okaloosa County.

Our local technicians in Fort Walton Beach have been restoring fire damage for Ocean City residents for over twenty years. Halloween is coming soon, so we offer these Halloween safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association so you can have a fun and safe celebration:

  • Use a battery-operated candle or glow stick in jack-o-lanterns
  • Dried flowers, cornstalks, and crepe paper catch fire easily. Keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources like light bulbs and heaters.
  • When using electrical lighting to decorate your home, ensure it is used per the manufacturer’s instructions. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
  • Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged
  • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes. Make sure all smoke alarms are working.

For families still planning to attend Halloween parties or go trick-or-treating:

  • When choosing costumes, stay away from long trailing fabric that could come in contact with open flames or other heat sources
  • Teach children to stay away from open flames, including jack-o-lanterns with candles in them
  • Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costumes

Call Us Today!

When your Ocean City home or commercial business has a fire damage emergency, our team in Fort Walton Beach is Here to Help. ® We’ll clean and restore your fire damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-863-2552.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Happy Commercial Water Damaged Customer in Fort Walton Beach?

10/11/2022 (Permalink)

An aerial view of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, is shown. Our fast emergency response time saves our customers time and money in Okaloosa County.

Our fast emergency response time and use of powerful, industrial-grade equipment save our customers money by minimizing the potential for secondary damage in many cases. Our local technicians in Fort Walton Beach have the training, equipment, and experience to restore water damage quickly and efficiently, no matter how extensive the damage is. Here is a recent Google review from one of our commercial customers:

“They arrived so fast. I said I needed as many people and as fast as they could, and I had 15 people within 30 minutes and about 30 people in 40 minutes. The reports were updated every day as this was a massive job. Thank you, SERVPRO.” Jeremy Fouquet

Commercial Properties

  • Small Office Buildings
  • Large Office/High-Rise Office Buildings
  • Apartment Buildings
  • Restaurants
  • Hotel/Motels
  • Small Retail Stores
  • Large Retail/Big-Box Stores
  • High-Rise Residential
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Government/Military

Commercial Services

  • Commercial Water Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
  • Commercial Mold Remediation
  • Commercial Storm Damage Cleanup
  • Disaster Recovery Team
  • Commercial Cleaning Services

Call Us Today!

When your Fort Walton Beach commercial business or home has a water damage emergency, our team in Fort Walton Beach is Here to Help. ® We’ll clean and restore your commercial property “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 850-863-2552.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

What Equipment Will Be Used to Extract Stormwater From My Home in Fort Walton Beach?

10/3/2022 (Permalink)

A pedestrian street sign stands in five feet of floodwater. We use powerful water extraction equipment to remove stormwater from homes in Okaloosa County.

Our local technicians in Fort Walton Beach use powerful water extraction equipment to quickly remove hundreds or thousands of gallons of stormwater from your property.

Here is some information from our website about our stormwater removal process:

Move-Out and Pack-Out Services

When your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, we can conduct an organized and efficient move of your belongings to protect your belongings from further damage.

Emergency Water Removal

We use industrial-grade water extraction equipment to remove most of the water. This helps the drying time and prevents secondary water damage and mold and bacterial growth.

  • Moisture detectors, hygrometers, and other meters measure the extent of moisture saturation
  • Infrared cameras find “hidden” water behind walls and ceilings
  • Submersible and gas-powered pumps are used for continuous pumping of high-level water
  • Truck-mounted and portable extraction units perform efficient water removal

Inspect the Carpet Pad and Carpet

We inspect the carpet and pad and determine if they should be removed to protect the subfloor.

  • Inspect Carpet Pad and Remove If Needed
  • Inspect Carpet and Remove If Needed

Call Us!

When your Fort Walton Beach home or business has a storm damage emergency, our team in Fort Walton Beach is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 850-863-2552.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.

Lightning Safety Tips For Bluewater Bay Residents?

9/27/2022 (Permalink)

A view of lightning over the ocean at night is shown. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Okaloosa County.

Our local technicians in Fort Walton Beach have been helping people with storm damage in Bluewater Bay for over twenty years. Here are some lighting safety tips from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:  

  • Avoid isolated tall trees, hilltops, utility poles, cell phone towers, cranes, large equipment, ladders, scaffolding, or rooftops
  • Avoid open areas, such as fields
  • Never lie flat on the ground
  • Retreat to dense areas of smaller trees that are surrounded by larger trees, or retreat to low-lying areas but watch for flooding
  • Avoid water, and immediately get out of and away from bodies of water
  • Avoid wiring, plumbing, and fencing. Stay away from all metal objects, equipment, and surfaces that can conduct electricity.
  • Do not shelter in sheds, pavilions, tents, or covered porches as they do not provide adequate protection from lightning
  • Seek fully enclosed, substantial buildings with wiring and plumbing. The interior wiring and plumbing in modern buildings will act as an earth ground.
  • A building is a safe shelter as long as you are not in contact with anything that can conduct electricity (e.g., electrical equipment or cords, plumbing fixtures, corded phones). Do not lean against concrete walls or floors (which may have metal bars inside).

Call Us!

When your home or commercial business in Bluewater Bay has a storm damage emergency, our team in Fort Walton Beach is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 850-863-2552.

Franchises are independently owned and operated.